Arshad Warsi, Aditi Rao Hydari and Boman Irani’s starter ‘The Legend of Michael Mishra’ which released on 5 August has run into a major problem. The film has released all over India except Punjab Government has banned the screening of the film in the State till further orders.
“The Punjab government has suspended the exhibition of the film with immediate effect for two months and during such suspension, it shall be deemed to be uncertified film in the state,” a Haryana government spokesman said here. “The decision to this effect was taken in view of the reports that there was resentment among members of the Valmiki community regarding some objectionable utterances in a part of the film,” he said.
According to Hindustan Times report, Deputy Commissioner, Panchkula, Garima Mittal, the ban shall remain in force for two months, but the government can extend it. The Valmiki Dharam Samaj alleged that the film had certain scenes where Lord Valmiki has been addressed as ‘Daaku’ (dacoit).
Therefore, with a view to maintain peace and social harmony, the State Government has suspended the exhibition of the film under Section 6 of the Punjab Cinema (Regulation) Act, 1952, with immediate effect and during this suspension.
The film, which is slated for release on Friday (August 5), stars Arshad Warsi, Aditi Rao Hydari and Boman Irani.