Sarvodaya Mandali, a Gandhian organization, filed a petition a few months ago to cancel the shooting of the film on the lines that the movie would disturb the peaceful atmosphere and harmony in the coastal city. It also said that the title of the film shows Vizag in a bad light and urged the movie bosses to change it. In the latest development, the advocate has filed a petition echoing the same sentiment and has request the court to direct Ram Gopal Varma to rename his film.
Hence, the High Court has issued an order for the Regional Censor Board to verify the case and take appropriate action if the movie has bypassed the censor rules. Bejawada Rowdilu is said to be based on the conflicts between two politicians Devineni Nehru and late legislator Vangaveeti Ranga. Their rivalry took an ugly turn when they lost their close members of the family. As a result, Nehru's two siblings were assassinated and Ranga and his brother were killed in 1980s.
Vivek Krishna directorial movie features Naga Chaintanya, Genelia D'Souza and Preetika Rao in the leads.