Prem Ratan Dhan Payo was sailing smoothly towards its Diwali release, but it has encountered rough weather of late. The film’s Telugu version, which has been titled Prem Leela, has flouted the norms of censorial rules for dubbed films.
A source from the censor board says, “The title of Prem Ratan Dhan Payo in Telugu is Prem Leela. The two titles mean completely different things. As per guidelines, the title of a dubbed film must convey the same meaning as the original title. If not, then the producers must apply for permission to use a different title for the dubbed version of a film. The producers of the film have not applied for permission to use a different title in Telugu.”
Currently, the Telugu version of the movie remains uncertified by the censor board.