Prithviraj, of course, was not just the actor in the film but involved in its making at many levels by his own admission and the movie was distributed by August Cinema, a production company led by Prithviraj and Santhosh Sivan with others.
The current law states that, whether it is a skit, advertisement, television series or motion picture, any and all scenes involving harmful substances including alcohol and tobacco must carry the warning message for the impressionable members of the audience.
This is a black mark albeit an unexpected one on the track record of the flick which has been running successfully in theatres for over a month now and has gotten rave reviews for its fresh approach and unique premise. Prithviraj plays a 42 year old policeman named David Abraham in the movie which involves solving a rather grim mystery in a span of seven days starting from a Christmas night to New Years day.
The young superstar busy with his multiple upcoming projects has not responded to this charge against him yet – to the media or by legal means.
Let us see how the events unfold in the days to come.