A local court today showed green signal to the release of Kannada film "Sathyananda" which was stayed last year after self-styled godman Nithyananda alleged that the film was defamatory to him.
The 15th Additional City Civil judge Master R K N M S Mahaswamiji gave the go-ahead, subject to the condition that the title would be changed and certain portions of the film would be deleted before its release.
The trial of the defamation suit filed by Nithyananda against the film will commence from March 26.
Nithyananda has sought for Rs 3.5 crore along with exemplary damages from producer and director Madan Patel.
Sources close to Nithyananda indicated he would file an appeal in the High Court challenging the order.