Brahmins complain against short film ‘Bhrammanula Ammai Navabula Abbai’

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Hyderabad: Members of the Brahmin community on Wednesday demanded that the State government ban the forthcoming Telugu film ‘Brahmana Ammayi and Nawabula Abbayi’ as it was hurting the sentiments of people.

The community members said the title would encourage ‘Love Jihad’. They also demanded that the government stop the trailer of the film that was being aired on YouTube and other social media sites before the release of the film.

While a community member S Vishal Kumar from Shantinagar lodged a complainant with the Lalaguda police against the makers of the film, another group met Director General of Police M Mahender Reddy and requested him to ban the movie and protect the interests of the community.

In a memorandum submitted to the DGP, the community members urged him to take necessary action against the filmmakers. The DGP said he would ask the Cybercrimes wing of Crime Investigation Department (CID) to look into the matter.

Telangana Brahmana Sankshema Parishad member M Venkataramana Sharma said they had met the Regional Film Censor Board officials and complained about the film. The officials assured them of taking necessary measures once the filmmakers apply for the censor certificate.

A delegation also met Cinematography Minister Talasani Srinivas Yadav at the Secretariat and submitted a memorandum. The Minister asked the Film Development Corporation officials to probe the matter and submit a report by Thursday.