A petition was earlier filed, which sought to remove some scenes against washermen community

Madras HC issues notice to censor board over Vishal-starrer KathakaliFile photo
news Friday, January 29, 2016 - 07:59

The Madras High Court today issued notice to the censor board on a petition seeking to remove "incriminating" dialogues and some scenes against washermen community in Pandiaraj-directed Tamil film "Kathakali".

Justice K Ravichanra Babu ordered notice to the CEO of the Central Board of Film Certification among others, seeking their reply within a week.

Petitioner K P Manibaba of Tamilnadu Vannar Peravai, a body of washermen, claimed some dialogues in the film were against his community, which was already an oppressed community, and caused mental stress to them.

He sought court direction to remove the dialogues and scenes that were critical of the washermen community.

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