The Brahmin Council had expressed its displeasure about some scenes and dialogues from Pogaru which allegedly showed the community in a bad light.
Starring Dhruva Sarja and Rashmika Mandanna Pogaru was the subject of controversy immediately after its release on February 19. Brahmin Board expressed its displeasure at a few scenes and dialogues that would have shown the community in a bad light.
The decision was made after a meeting with the Karnataka Brahmin Development Board and the Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce.
To apologise, Pogaru Director Nanda Kishore said it was agreed at the meeting that 15 scenes and 28 words allegedly offensive to the community would be removed or muted. The team will make sure that the editing does not affect the film.
Jayaraj, president of the Kannada Film Chamber of Commerce, also released a statement after the meeting. He said both sides have come to a solution and the objectionable scenes will be cut on Wednesday February 24.
In one of the scenes, the protagonist of the film is seen keeping his foot on the shoulder of a priest. This scene angered the Brahmin community and will be removed from the film along with other scenes, writes Deccan Herald.
Pogaru is the first big budget Kannada film to hit theaters after the coronavirus induced locking. The film opened to positive responses and grossed Rs 21 crore within two days of its release.
Produced by BK Gangadhar, Pogaru Also features Raghadendra Rajkumar, Dhananjay, Kai Greene, P Ravi Shankar, Sadhu Kokila, Morgan Aste and Kutti Prathap in key roles. Chandan Shetty composed the music that Nanda Kishore wrote for the film.
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