With film producer Muniratna agreeing to remove the “objectionable” scenes in Upendra-starrer Katari Veera Surasundarangi, Hindutva organisations have decided to withdraw their protest and allow the screening of the film from Thursday.
Sri Rama Sena chief Pramod Muthalik told presspersons here on Sunday that at the meeting in Udupi on Saturday, which was attended by various seers, Mr. Muniratna and distributor Venkatesh, the producer agreed to remove the “objectionable scenes” from the film.
Mr. Muthalik claimed that the film had several scenes that portrayed Hindu gods in poor light. He also took exception to the functioning style of the Censor Board, which, he said, was responsible for creating a situation that would lead to disharmony in society.
‘Be extra careful'
“The Censor Board should be extra careful while looking at films that have scenes which will hurt religious sentiments,” he said.
Mr. Muthalik said that a delegation, led by various seers, would soon submit a memorandum to the Censor Board urging the members to discharge their duties responsibly.