Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Akshay Kumar starrer Khatta Meetha ran into problems with Animal rights group

Akshay Kumar’s upcoming comedy movie, Khatta Meetha, is releasing on July 23, 2010. The movie has been cleared out by the Censor Board of Film Certification (CBFC) on July 13, 2010.

However, certain groups of people lodged complaints against clearing the movie for it contained a sequence that is related to animal cruelty. In the movie, an elephant had been shown pulling a road roller and it did not go down well with many animal rights activist.

The people who filed complaints against the movie asked CBFC to order the makers of the movie to delete the scene. This means that the film would have to be re-edited which would result into a postponement of the current release date and it would be a big problem.

However, the two parties reached a solution. So, there is no problem for releasing the movie Khatta Meetha. Khatta Meetha is the first Hindi movie of South Indian actress Trisha Krishnan but she could not attend the promotion of the movie. So, Akshay Kumar is now working hard to promote the film.

To promote the movie, Akshay Kumar went out on an inspection of the roads of Mumbai just like his character, “Sachin Tichkule,” a road construction contractor, in the movie. The campaign was also intended to increase awareness regarding the poor conditions of the roads in suburban Mumbai.

Khatta Meetha is a remake of the 1989 Malayalam movie, Vellanakalude Nadu, which was also directed by Priyadarshan.

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