Decks cleared for Girgit screening as Bar Assn decides to withdraw case against film

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Decks cleared for Girgit screening as Bar Assn decides to withdraw case against film

Decks cleared for Girgit screening as Bar Assn decides to withdraw case against film

SC GM   ¦    Sep 17, 2019 01:24:08 PM (IST)

Decks cleared for Girgit screening as Bar Assn decides to withdraw case against film-1

Mangaluru: The Mangaluru Bar Association has decided to withdraw the case filed against the screening of Tulu movie 'Girgit' as the producer and director of the movie have consented to mute and delete some objectionable scenes.

Addressing the reporters here on Tuesday, September 17 association secretary Raghavendra H V said, "some scenes in the film have shown advocates and judges in poor light. Such scenes amount to contempt of the court. As it hurt the sentiments of advocates, it was inevitable for us to oppose the screening of the film. When we filed a case in this regard, Girgit movie team admitted to their mistakes and offered to mute and delete some of the scenes. With this, we have decided to withdraw the case."

Roopesh Shetty, director and hero of the movie requested the public not to defame the legal fraternity by posting any derogatory comments in social media, using the image or videos of the movie. "If public does this, it will lead to more confusions and chaos. We have already approached the censor board to delete some scenes and mute dialogues. This may take two to three days", he said.

Bar Association president Narasimha Hegde, senior advocate M P Shenoy, film producer Manjunath Attavar among others were present.

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Decks cleared for Girgit screening as Bar Assn decides to withdraw case against film