Calling for film censorship amounts to blackmail, HC on Lyca's Kaththi movie
news Friday, December 12, 2014 - 05:30
The News Minute| November 28, 2014| 08.30 am IST Calling for censorship in films over religious and communal sentiments being hurt will be tantamount to blackmail ,said the Madras High Court on Thursday. The observation was made regarding the controversy over Vijay-starrer Kaththi, for which Justice V.Ramasubramanian directed police to provide protection to Lyca productions, the producer of the movie to allow its name to be exhibited, reported The Hindu. Just days before its release, a demand was made to remove Lyca from the movie during its release, over the alleged connections its producers had with Sri Lankan President Mahinde Rajapaksa. The judge, however, said that actions like these correspond to blackmail , and if allowed would lead to extortion and control of power in the hands of a few, said the report. Read A day ahead of planned date Kaththi movie release, fans await news
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