Sunny Deol’s Mohalla Assi cleared for release after 2 years
Sunny Deol’s much-delayed film Mohalla Assi will see the light of the day soon. The film, which had gone on floors in 2011, was ready to release in 2015, but due to a series of protests around its sensitive, abusive and explicit content, the movie was put on hold by Delhi High Court.
After a battle that lasted almost two years, the Court announced its judgement in favour of the film, after which the Censor Board Of Film Certification has now issued an A certificate to the film, clearing its theatrical release in the country with one cut.
“We were very disturbed and had a lot of tension, but now I am very excited that it will release,” producer Vinay Tiwari said. “After a prolonged legal battle, we have received a judgement favouring our argument and CBFC has now issued an A certificate for the movie. We will try and release it before Holi,” Tiwari added.
Mohalla Assi, directed by Chandraprakash Dwivedi, is based on Dr Kashi Nath Singh’s popular Hindi novel Kashi Ka Assi, a satire on the commercialization of the pilgrimage city, and fake gurus who lure the foreign tourists.
Besides Sunny Deol, Mohalla Assi also stars Sakshi Tanwar, Ravi Kishan, Saurabh Shukla, Mukesh Tiwari, Rajendra Gupta and Seema Azmi in key roles.