Calling the movie as quite “explosive” for its political punches that are indirectly aimed at ruling governments, Censor Board asked the makers to mute many dialogues and cut few scenes. However, the Board has given another option to avoid the cuts, saying that ‘Legend’ makers should obtain an NOC (No-obejection certificate) from Election Commission of India to allow the movie to release. As General Elections are just a month ahead and Election Code is in force, Censor Board might have felt that release of Legend with those incorporated political dialogues will lead to trouble and protests of people from political parties.
But after watching the film, Election Commission appreciated the movie for its take on present day politics. Praising the director for his application of honesty and integrity to address key issues of the society, Election Commission has given clearance to the release of movie, a source revealed. As EC has given NOC now, it seems like Censor Board will not have a problem to issue a U/A certificate for the movie.
So, the game is on folks. Balakrishna’s Legend will be hitting the screens across the globe on March 28 to enthral Nandamuri fans. Directed by Boyapati Sreenu, the movie features senior hero Jagapathi Babu in a special villain role, while Radhika Apte and Sonal Chauhan are playing female leads. Exactly at 10.34 am, Legend’s first show will be screened in India on March 28, 2014.