Vikram and Anushka Shetty starrer Tamil movie Thaandavam has bagged 'U' certificate from the Censor Board in Chennai. But its Telugu version, Shiva Thandavam is facing trouble at the Censor Board in Hyderabad. Producer Nattikumar has lodged a complaint with Dhanalakshmi, the Regional Officer of the Censor Board in Hyderabad, asking them to stop the censoring of the film.
In his complaint, Nattikumar has stated that the UTV has applied for a censor certificate for the film in Chennai as a straight Tamil film, while producer Kalyan applied for a censor certificate for its dubbed version Shiva Thandavam as a straight Telugu film. They are cheating both governments of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh.
He further stated the Censor Board in Chennai has already awarded Tamil film Thaandavam a 'U' certificate. The same certificate would be given to its Telugu version Shiva Thandavam in Andhra Pradesh. With this, Kalyan could evade entertainment tax of 12.5% causing a big loss to both states' exchequers.
Nattikumar hurled his anger saying that Kalyan is the president of South Indian Film Chamber of Commerce. Instead of setting a good example, the producer is abusing his power. However, the Censors in Hyderabad are expected to watch Shiva Thandavam and determine its mother language and the dubbed version soon.