Producers Ekta Kapoor and Sobha Kapoor of the movie The Dirty
Picture have filed caveat petitions in 20 cities across the
country requesting not to entertain any petition against release of
the film. Their move to court is coming after Silk Smitha's brother
Vadlapatla Naga Vara Prasad moved the Andhra Pradesh High Court to
withhold its release.
In the court papers, Vadlapatla Naga Vara Prasad claimed that
The Dirty Picture is based on the tampered facts of life
of the late south Indian actress Silk Smitha and the movie portrays
his sister in an obscene manner. He requested the court to get
removed such scenes before its release.
But in a bid to preempt any further roadblocks to the project,
the filmmakers of The Dirty Picture have filed caveat
petitions in nearly 20 courts across the country. Speaking to
Mumbai Mirror, Smitha's brother confirmed, "I received intimation
from courts in various cities including Mumbai, Hyderabad, Delhi,
Chennai, Bangalore, Vijayawada and Eluru (hometown)."