NEW DELHI: The makers of Adipurush, a mythological action film based on the Hindu epic Ramayana, have filed a plea in the Supreme Court against the Allahabad High Court's order seeking their personal appearance in PILs filed seeking removal of objectionable dialogues and scenes from the movie.
The High Court had on June 28 ordered the film director Om Raut, dialogues writer Manoj Muntashir Shukla and Bhushan Kumar to appear in person on July 27.
The High Court had also sought personal affidavit of the Chairman, Board of Film Certification containing all the details and the documents to prove that the guidelines had been followed in its letter and spirit before clearing it for public viewing.
Two PILs were filed, alleging that film 'Adipurush' depicts religious gods and other icons and characters in a disgusting and vulgar manner hurting the sentiments of the public at large.
The High Court had earlier slammed the Censor Board for clearing the movie by asking if this is the way to test the tolerance of Hindus.
In the Supreme Court, a separate PIL was filed by Mamta Rani, a practicing advocate, claiming that the movie has altered and modified the basic structure of sacred text in their screen adaptation of 'Valmiki Ramayana'.
The plea sought a direction for revoking the certificate by Central Board of Film Certification to the feature film for hurting the sentiments of Hindu community.
It claimed the movie has distorted and destroyed the fundamental values and characters of Lord Ram, Hanuman and other deities.