Release of ‘Veerappan’ put on hold by Bengaluru Court

Bengaluru city civil and sessions court has granted an ex-parte ad-interim order of temporary injunction, restraining the release of ‘Veerappan: Hunger for Killing’. This comes after, V Muthulakshmi approached the court seeking an injunction.

According to reports, V Muthulakshmi, in an affidavit filed in the court stated that the makers of the web series had made some false statements and featured wrong details about her marriage to Veerappan which is a violation and infringement of her private life.

In a statement she said:

“It has been 16 years since my husband was killed. Last time, I approached the Chennai city civil court and later even the Supreme court had held that my right to privacy should be respected, but last time since the movie was already made, they only ordered to give me a compensation of Rs 25 lakhs. But again, they want to make another film and my family is repeatedly harassed by such portrayal of him.”

AMR Pictures is not allowed to exhibit, screen or release the series on YouTube, OTT platforms or even on social media till the next hearing because of the temporary injunction that is granted. The next hearing of this case is on February 6.

‘Veerappan: Hunger for Killing’ is a web series made by Kannada filmmaker AMR Ramesh on Veerappan featuring actors Kishore and Bollywood star Suniel Shetty in the lead.

Ramesh is known for making films based on historical events and had previously made Attahasa, which was also based on Veerappan.

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