News7 impact; Telugu film to delete ‘1st freedom fight’ part

30/09/2019 at 12:01 PM

Bhubaneswar: It came as a triumph for Odisha when the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) asked producer of the Telugu film “Syeraa Narasimha Reddy” to delete the part that claims 1846freedom struggle led by Narasimha Reddy in Andhra Pradesh was the first fight against the British in India.

The CBFC has issued the direction acting on the complaint lodged by agencies in Odisha following reports telecasted in the premier Odia news channel ‘News7’. The channel strongly protested against the claim of Syeraa 1846 was the first freedom struggle when Odisha’s Paika Revolt in 1817 has been accepted by the Centre as the first struggle against the British.

The film “Syeraa Narasimha Reddy” is set to be released in four languages (Telugu, Hindi, Tamil and Malayalam) across the country on the upcoming Gandhi Jayanti on October 2.

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