The film is releasing 4 months after initial release date

RGVs Killing Veerappan still in soup but this time Veerappans wife has nothing to do with it Image: Killing Veerapan / Facebook
news Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 18:13

Four days after promos of Ram Gopal Varma’s Killing Veerappan were released, a petition was filed in the Madras High Court seeking an interim stay on the release of the movie.

According to Hindustan Times, the petition filed on Tuesday by Paneerselvi from Salem district. The film is set to hit theatres on January 1, 2016.

The petition claims that Varma’s portrayal of events showed Tamils in a bad light and also police and politicians, and especially women. The petitioner added that the movie wrongly depicts that the Karnataka police alone had taken all steps to curb Veerappan. She also said that the movie falsely depicted Veerappan’s wife Muthulakshmi as killing several persons.

The movie stars Sandeep Bharadwaj playing Veerappan and includes Parul Yadav, Yagna Shetty and Shivrajkumar and was initially slated for release in October this year. However, it was stalled after Mutthulakshmi filed a case against Ram Gopal Varma for wrongly portraying the forest brigand.  

Mutthulakshmi told The News Minute said that she had nothing to do with the latest petition filed by Paneerselvi. In fact she got to know of it only through media, she added.

She alleged that a person named Raja, who is only looking to make a quick buck was behind the current petition.

“He had filed a petition against me in the Karnataka High Court with the help of fake documents saying that I had rights over the movie. He lost that case early in December. Now, he got someone called Paneerselvi from Salem district to file this petition in Madras High Court.”

The petition by Paneerselvi claims that the multi-lingual film is full of "false information" regarding the operation leading to the killing of the dreaded sandalwood smuggler. She claimed that false portrayal was creating law and order problems in Tamil Nadu.

In the petition she has sought intervention of the state Home Secretary and the Censor Board's regional office to file a report with regard to issue of U certificate to the film along with an interim injunction on the release of the film.

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