The Central Board of Film Certification in Hyderabad has objected to a quote, ‘Revenge is the purest emotion’, reportedly taken from Mahabharata, used in the posters of Ram Gopal Varma’s Rakht Charitra. The producers have been instructed by the CBFC to remove the quote from the posters.
The censor board raised the point that is no proof that the quote in question, ‘Revenge is the purest emotion’, is indeed from the Mahabharata. With all the poster designs already made and distributed, the producers have no option but to change them, which involves a huge cost.
Ram Gopal Varma’s film ‘Rakht Charitra’ is based on the life of former politician Paritala Ravi and is his self proclaimed ‘most violent movie ever’. The film follows the rise of Paritala Ravi, played by Vivek Oberoi, and the conspiracies surrounding his assassination in 2005. The Hindi and Telugu versions will be split in to 2 parts and will be released in a gap of three months.
‘Rakht Charitra’ hits theatres on 22nd October, 2010.