On Tuesday, the High Court of Hyderabad asked the governments of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Central to respond to a petition seeking stay on the release of Telugu movie "Dyavuda" that allegedly has scenes denigrating Hindu gods.
The bench of Acting Chief Ramesh Ranganathan and Justice Shameem Akther are dealing with a case filed by Subhadramma of Hyderabad. She complained Hindu gods were shown in a bad light and the Central Board for Film Certification (CBFC) has allowed objectionable scenes that hurt the sentiments of the community.
The court was told that complaints were filed to cancel certification and stop the release of the film but there was no response. The court was informed that though the police have arrested the filmmaker, the screening of the movie is set to go ahead. The bench asked the authorities in both states and the CBFC to provide all details in this regard before Jan 31.