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Censor Board halts screening of Veera

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The Censor Board sleuths have come down hard on Veera for violating the its rules. It has halted the screening of the film at Odeon Theatre in Hyderabad.

Ravi Teja's Veera, which hit the screens with U/A certificate on May 20, has bypassed the law by screening some objectionable scenes. The board had ordered to chop the scenes from the film but the makers of the film have not removed it, as per their advice.

A few days ago, the authorities conducted a raid on the theatre and found screening some blatant violent scenes, which were ordered to be deleted by the board during censor. They seized the reels containing the objectionable scenes and halted the show. Now, the city police have started investigating the case.

Andhra Pradesh Censor Board Chief, Dhanalakshmi claims that the movie is different from the one, which the movie bosses sent for the censor. “The producer added certain scenes to the movie after obtaining the censor certification which includes the visuals of a snake that requires permission from the Animal Welfare Board of India. Hence, we seized the reels containing the objectionable visuals and stalled all the shows," the IBN Live quoted the officer as saying.

Last week, director Ramesh Varma pointed his finger at the board that he was surprised when the authorities did not objected for some of the scenes in the film. He affirms that he has released the original copy and has followed their instructions.

However, Veera starring Ravi Teja, Kajal Aggarwal, Shaam and Tapasee has not garnered good reviews from the critics nor it has impressed the audience.

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