RGV moves court against censor chief
Film director and producer Ram Gopal Varma has now waged a ‘war’ against Censor Board regional officer A Dhanalakshmi. Varma on Monday filed a petition in the 12th additional chief metropolitan magistrate of the Nampally court seeking directions to police to file a criminal case against Dhanalakshmi.
The petitioner has urged the court to book case under Sections 190 and 200 of the CrPC, R/W, 156(3) CrPC for the offences under Sections 166 and 506 IPC against Dhanalakshmi.
One Sudheer Chandra Padiri of Srinagar Colony has filed a petition in the court on behalf of Varma.
According to the complainant, Dhanalakshmi cleared the release of film ‘Satya-2’ (Telugu version), with around 40 cuts without any valid reason.
However, when it was brought to her notice that ‘Satya-2’(Hindi version) was awarded an ‘A’ certificate with three minor cuts by the Censor Board at Mumbai, Dhanalakshmi used abusive and unparliamentary language against me,’’ the petition said.
The petitioner alleged that Dhanalakshmi made random cuts without any rhyme or reason due which the tempo of the film was lost and the film was not doing well in the box-office resulting in heavy losses.
Varma stated that as the local police refused to register complaint against Dhanalakshmi he had approached the court.
“I am filing a criminal case against Dhanalakshmi at Nampally criminal court with regard to ‘Satya 2’ release for causing harassment, financial loss, overstepping her authority and using abusive language,” the director said in a message sent to the media on Monday.