According to reports,an FIR has been filed in Varanasi against actor Sunny Deol and filmmaker Chandraprakash Dwivedi (who previously directed critically acclaimed film Pinjar) for the alleged use of abusive language in their forthcoming film Mohalla Assi. A trailer of the film was leaked on Youtube few days back.
Complainant Sarvajan Jagruti Sanstha has alleged that the film’s language not only violates moral ethics, but also shows Varanasi in poor light.
The social organization filed the complaint at Bhelupur police station on Sunday.
“The film hurts religious sentiments and we cannot allow such a film to be released,” a complainant told a news agency.
The film is based on Kashinath Singh’s novel Kashi Ka Assi.
In this film, Sunny Deol portrays the role of a Sanskrit teacher and an orthodox religious priest (Pundit) while Sakshi Tanwar plays his wife.
The film also stars Bhojpuri superstar actor Ravi Kishan.