STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Disha Encounter movie: Telangana HC allows parents two weeks to contest censor board nod

The girl's parents moved the court against Ram Gopal Varma contending that the film would bring disrepute to the family.

Published: 15th June 2021 08:44 AM  |   Last Updated: 15th June 2021 08:44 AM   |  A+A-

Filmmaker RaFilmmaker Ram Gopal Varmam Gopal Varma

Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma (File Photo | EPS)

By Express News Service

HYDERABAD: The Telangana High Court on Monday asked the producers of controversial movie, Disha Encounter, not to release it for two weeks though they had the Censor Board's clearance.

The direction is meant to allow the girl's parents enough time to move the court against the Censor Board's action. for clearing the movie. They moved the court against Ram Gopal Varma contending that the film would bring disrepute to the family.

However, Anand Chandra and Anurag, submitted to the court that they were the director and producer respectively of the film and not Varma. They apprised the court that the Censor Board had given an A certificate to the film on April 16.

The film’s release was delayed because of COVID-19, they said. Disposing the petition, the court asked the producer to hold back the release by two weeks so that girl's parents could challenge the Censor Board. The High Court rejected the producer’s plea to allow them to hold the release for only one week. They also submitted to the court that film’s title has been changed to Asha Encounter.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp