Balakrishna’s latest film Adhinayakudu, which has hit the screens across the globe today, has come under the scrutiny of the State Election Commission (SEC) for TDP party propaganda. The first trailers of the film features the TDP star campaigner hurling punch dialogues, which take potshots at a certain party’s high command.
The YSR Congress filed a complaint to the State Election Commission (SEC) soon after the release of the Adhinayakudu first trailer. The complaint claimed that the film was targetting them. Talking about it, Chief Electoral Officer AP, Bhanwar Lal confirmed the news about the scrutiny of the movie.
Talking to a leading English daily, Bhanwar Lal said that the SEC will not stop the Adhinayakudu release. But one of its committees will examine the film. If the committee finds the movie giving publicity to a contesting candidate or a party, it will add the film’s production cost to that particular party’s poll expenditure fund.
The Chief Electoral Officer AP further said that it might lead them to disqualify the contesting candidate. “If that happens, candidates will then cross the expenditure limit, leading to disqualification, even if they win. They will be banned from contesting polls in the future,” TOI quotes him as saying.
However, ML Kumar Choudhary, producer of Adhinayakudu, has denied the charges about the political charged dialogues in the movie. He said that he has got a clearance from the State Censor Board two months ago. But its release has coincided with the by-elections. It is purely made for entertainment.
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