Contempt petition filed against film Anjani Putra

A contempt of court petition was filed before the city civil and sessions court against the producer and director of  Puneeth Rajkumar starrer Anjani Putra on Wednesday.

Hearing the petition, the court directed petitioner Narayanaswamy to produce proper evidence before the court to show how producers M N Kumar and director A Harsha had violated court orders.

Narayanaswamy said the court order was sent to the film producer and director online on Saturday evening. "We have also sent the order copy through speed post on Sunday. However, the movie was screened in theatres on Sunday. It is contempt of court," he said.

The film has been running successfully on 400 screens across the state since December 21 and after three days, it faced legal hurdles as the city civil court stayed its screening till January 2 following a petition filed by a group of advocates claiming that some dialogues by a police officer in the film brought disgrace to advocates.

Director Harsha told DH the court order was passed on Saturday evening. Since Sunday and Monday (Christmas) were holidays, the Censor Board did was closed. "We filed an application seeking a fresh licence on Tuesday. Since there are a lot of technical aspects in the process, we may get the fresh certificate on Thursday. The particular dialogue will be muted from Friday," he said.

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