The film cannot be blocked because the director is accused of assault: HC | Cochin

Kochi: The Kerala High Court has dismissed a petition from a woman asking not to grant release for the movie ‘Padavettu’ because its director Liju Krishna is accused in a sexual assault case.

The central government and the Censorship Board argued that the complainant’s allegations were unrelated to the screening of the film and therefore could not intervene. Subsequently, Judge VG Arun dismissed the woman’s request.

Liju was arrested at the shooting location in Kannur after the woman filed a complaint. The film features Nivin Pauly, among other stars.

Earlier this year, the complainant shared a post on social media describing her relationship with Liju and the sexual assault she suffered from him.

The survivor pointed out that she helped with the film’s script and helped with filming. In addition, she wrote dialogue, scripted song sequences, and conducted mail communication with a company in connection with the purchase of the film.

However, she received no professional recognition to carry out all of these responsibilities, the survivor complained.

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