Quite a few films have in the recent past landed in trouble, either before or after release, due to complaints about what some term as atrocities and cruelty to animals. JODHAA AKBAR was the last major film that one is reminded of instantly.
To add to the list there was news last week that Priyadarshan's KHATTA MEETHA, despite being cleared by the Central Board of Film Certification, had a petition filed against it's impending release by a petitioner who claimed that the film had a scene in which an elephant is shown pulling a road roller. The person found the alleged scene in the film as depiction of cruelty to animals and had requested the CBFC to get the scene removed. The CBFC too taking a note of the petition asked the producers to delete the scene so that a timely release of the film is possible.
Thankfully the scene has been deleted (so that it does not hurt anyone's sentiments) and the CBFC has given a clean chit to KHATTA MEETHA last Saturday, and the film will release globally as per its scheduled date, that is 23rd July.