Vijayawada Police Commissioner Amit Garg issued a cancellation order for the shooting of Bejawada Rowdilu for May 26 and 27 after he received a complaint against the film claiming that the crew was using real weapons. Sarvodaya Mandali, a Gandhian organization, has also filed a petition to cancel the permission on the lines that the movie would disturb the peaceful atmosphere and harmony in the coastal city. It also said that the title of the film shows Vizag in a bad light.
Bejawada Rowdilu is said to be based on the conflicts between two politicians Devineni Nehru and late legislator Vangaveeti Ranga. Their rivalry took an ugly turn when they lost their close members of the family. As a result, Nehru's two siblings were assassinated and Ranga and his brother were killed in 1980s.
Bejawada Rowdilu is directed by newcomer Vivek Krishna and produced by Ram Gopal Varma. The movie stars Naga Chaitanya and Genelia D'Souza.
It may be recalled that Ram Gopal Varma's recent movie Rakta Charitra also had created a furore for its story based on late gangster-turned-politician Partiala Ravi and Rayalseema warlord Maddelucheruva Suri, who was killed by his associate after the movie release.