The fans of Shivaraj Kumar and Shivu Adda members installed a statue of Lord Shiva in the Santhosh Theatre complex. Milk Abhishekham was peformed on the Lord and all the fans prayed for the big success of the fim Shiva in which their favourite actor Shivaraj Kumar is in the lead. The film has Raagini as the heroine while Om Prakash Rao is the director.
Shiva is getting released in over 200 theatres in the state. One refreshing change in the pattern of the release is that the film will be released in primarily theatres which were hitherto regarded as Tamil and Telugu film centres Another asepct is that mainly Kolar district has been fully covered and major Telugu centres like H.Cross, Malur, Pavagada and other centres are releasing the film for the first time.
Even other Telugu centres like Chinthamani, Gauribidanur, Tirumala (Agara) and others which have released Kannada films earlier have come forward to release "Shiva' in a big way. . Prominent Tamil centres like Balaji Vannarpettai, Krishna Bommanahalli, Mukunda will release Shiva. PVL Vishwanath, the BKT distributor for Shiva says that the final picture will emerge only on Tuesday evening when the exact figures about the number of prominent non Kannada films releasing theatres screening Shivaraj Kumar Shiva.
Right now, the matter of discussion is whether Shiva will break the existing record of Jogayya in the list of number of theatres screening the film.