Legal tangle but no notice?
Actor Ravi Kishan denies recent reports that a Bihar court has issued an FIR against him and actor Sunny Deol for abusing god in their upcoming film, Mohalla Assi.
While actors Sunny Deol and Sakshi Tanwar remained unavailable for comment and Deol’s office maintained that the actor has not received a notice, Ravi Kishan (inset) says that they are awaiting the verdict of the Censor Board of Film Certification.
“I haven’t received any legal notice. I have read about it but nothing has come of it. This film is based on a famous old book called Kashi Ka Assi, which is based in Benaras (present-day Varanasi), and we have worked on that. Regarding the film, it still has to go to the Censor Board. They are the final authority that can delete and edit scenes or ban the film altogether,” says Ravi.
“It’s too early for me to say anything. It’s not really the first time someone has attempted abusive language, it has happened a lot of times in the past. So whoever has filed the case has seen the uncensored version,” the 43-year-old actor adds.
The film still has to go to the Censor Board, which is the final authority and can edit and delete scenes, or ban the film altogether
Ravi Kishan, actor
A still from the film Mohalla Assi