Fresh lease of life for Sunny Deol-Sakshi Tanwar starrer Mohalla Assi
Sunny Deol and Sakshi Tanwar may have given up on Chandraprakash Dwivedi’s Mohalla Assi, which they shot for almost five years ago. Mired in controversies, the film never saw the light of day.
The latest development on the front is that the Delhi High Court has directed the Censor Board to award an A certificate to it within a week.
It has also quashed nine of the 10 cuts proposed by them. The directions came as Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva was hearing a petition filed by Crossword Entertainment Private Limited, challenging an order passed in November last year by the Film Certificate Appellate Tribunal, after the film was denied certificate for exhibition.
The film was put on hold saying it would hurt religious sentiments as it revolves around the cultural degradation that is threatening present-day Varanasi.
Sunny Deol plays the lead role of Sanskrit teacher and an orthodox religious priest (Pundit) while Sakshi Tanwar plays his wife. The story of the film goes through the events in 1990 and 1989 including Ram Janmabhoomi movement and Mandal Commission implementation.