The screening of Hrithik Roshan’s latest film Kites has been stopped in a few theatres in Chennai, following pressure from a local Tamil organization who are protesting the actor's decision to attend the 11th IIFA awards in Colombo, NDTV said.
Meanwhile an official at the Sri Lanka Tourist Board told Daily Mirror online that Roshan arrived in Colombo today along with his Director and Producer father Rakesh Roshan.
Sri Lanka as a venue for IIFA has angered many Tamil supporters in India, who accuse the Sri Lankan government of killing Tamils civilians at the height of the conflict between the army and LTTE last year.
The South Indian Film Chamber of Commerce (SIFCC) will take a final decision on banning the films of Bollywood actors who are participating in the IIFA weekend on Monday.
The political storm over the choice of this year's venue has kept a number of stars away from Colombo. (Daily Mirror online)