Hyderabad: A case was filed tonight against Telugu actor-turned-producer Mohan Babu and three others for allegedly insulting the Brahmin community in his latest movie Dhenikaina Ready. However, Mohan Babu asserted there was nothing in the film that insulted Brahmins or any other community.
Following a court directive, Malkajgiri police filed the case against Mohan Babu, his actor son Manchu Vishnu and comedy actor Brahmanandam, who star in the film Dhenikaina Ready, besides its director G Nageswar Reddy, on charges of criminal conspiracy and promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion and other relevant sections of the IPC, a senior police officer said.
The members of a Brahmin association had filed a petition before a local court against Dhenikaina Ready maker Mohan Babu and others accusing them of allegedly insulting Brahmin culture and hurting their sentiments. After hearing their petition the court had directed the police to investigate and register a case.
Yesterday, different Brahmin associations held a demonstration in front of the actor's house in Film Nagar over alleged derogatory portrayal of their community and demanded a ban on his son's film Dhenikaina Ready. The protesters alleged that priests belonging to the Brahmin community were shown in poor light in the film and demanded a ban on the movie as well as an apology from Mohan Babu.