In his complaint, Nattikumar has stated that the UTV has applied for a censor certificate for the film in Chennai as a straight Tamil film, while producer Kalyan applied for a censor certificate for its dubbed version Shiva Thandavam as a straight Telugu film. They are cheating both governments of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh.
He further stated the Censor Board in Chennai has already awarded Tamil film Thaandavam a 'U' certificate. The same certificate would be given to its Telugu version Shiva Thandavam in Andhra Pradesh. With this, Kalyan could evade entertainment tax of 12.5% causing a big loss to both states' exchequers.
Nattikumar hurled his anger saying that Kalyan is the president of South Indian Film Chamber of Commerce. Instead of setting a good example, the producer is abusing his power. However, the Censors in Hyderabad are expected to watch Shiva Thandavam and determine its mother language and the dubbed version soon.
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