The Ministry of Communications has directed to release the movie 'Radhe' starring superstar Salman Khan, which has been released simultaneously in cinema halls and OTT platforms in more than 40 countries of the world along with India from Thursday only by censoring it in Nepal. The ministry issued the directive after news broke that the film would be released on cable TV and OTT in Nepal without censorship. The Nepal release of the film has been stopped till the censorship is done after the direction of the ministry. The Nepal screening rights of the film have been purchased by A-Eight Company under Gopikrishna Movies. In order to screen a film in Nepal's cinema halls, it is mandatory to censor it. However, as the digital platform is registered with the Ministry of Information and Communication, it is also regulated by the Ministry.
The ministry has stated that legal action will be taken if the film is released without censorship. The Film Development Board has recommended the Ministry of Finance bring the OTT platform under the scope of film censorship and tax in the forthcoming Economic Act. Although the board has been collecting 15 percent development fee from Hindi films, this amount has not been raised from Hindi films that released in OTT. Nepali viewers will be able to watch Prabhu Deva directed film 'Radhe' on Dishome, Net TV, Subisu, Max TV, and other channels through 'Pay for View'. You have to pay Rs 299 for Net TV to watch the movie, while Dishome and Subisu have charged Rs 299 to Rs 325. On Wednesday, Salman also urged the Nepali audience to watch the film through a video message.