Hyderabad: The Telangana High Court has directed the Censor Board to submit by Wednesday the entire records pertaining to the controversial film Kamma Rajyam lo Kadapa Redlu that has now been renamed Amma Rajyamlo Kadapa Biddalu.
A division bench of Chief Justice Raghavendra Singh Chauhan and Justice A Abhishek Reddy passed the orders on Tuesday as they heard a petition moved by filmmaker Ram Gopal Verma seeking direction to the Censor Board to issue a certificate so that the film could be released.
A businessman, Indrasena Chowdary, had also filed a PIL seeking an order not to permit the release of the movie in theatres and online and social media platforms. Meanwhile, K A Paul had also filed a plea opposing the release of the film on the grounds that it shows him in a negative manner.
While the HC dismissed Paul petition saying he could not show any evidence that he has been shown in a poor light in the film, it heard Chowdary's plea.
Assistant Solicitor General N Rajeshwar Rao informed the bench that the CBFC has not issued censor certificate to the film so far.
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RGV's counsel K Durga Prasad informed the court that the censor certificate has not been issued to the film despite the makers complying with 12 objections raised by the petitioner. "The name of the film had also been changed."
Durga Prasad said the release date of the film has been fixed for December 12 following which the Chief Justice called for the entire record concerning the film by Wednesday.