The Supreme Court has rejected an urgent hearing to a plea seeking a stay on the release of Ram Gopal Verma's upcoming film, Lakshmi's NTR. The bench, had by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, on Monday, dismissed the plea. Ever since the trailer of the film first surfaced, it wasn't appreciated due to its undertones of extreme politicism. The Andhra Pradesh High Court, on Friday, ordered a stay on the release of the film which is set to hit the theatres on April 3.
The stay on the release has prompted Verma to speculate work of political fanatics. "There is no doubt on that as why would someone actually take the trouble of trying to go to the court and stop a film unless there is an agenda behind it. It's common sense," Verma had told ANI. He further added, "I don't want to name anyone as it's sub-judice right now. We are under the order of the high court and unless we sorted it out and we are not allowed to speak on the details under the Constitution. I'm right now in talks with the lawyers and very soon we will move the Supreme Court. I'm very sure we will get justice."
Lakshmi's NTR trailer -
With the Lok Sabha elections nearing, apprehensions regarding Verma's film have been expressed by many. When asked if the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, N Chandrababu Naidu has been depicted in poor light, the filmmaker simply stated, "The film talks about real incidents. That's some well-known fact in the film, in fact, admitted by them. The movie is only showing the process, it is not giving out information which people are not aware of."
Lakshmi's NTR chronicles the life of the late NT Rama Rao, a phenomenon in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana and the founder of Telugu Desam Party. The biopic emphasises on his life after his second marriage to Lakshmi Parvathi.