Scissor the sensor board to ‘send’
In the end, the critics won. They lost the controversy that started on the song of the new movie “Pathan” with Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone. Because India’s Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) censored the film. He said it needed to be changed to clear customs.
Board Chief Prasoon Joshi said, “’Pathan’ was recently submitted to the CBFC to end all controversies. It has been appropriately reviewed in accordance with Board policy. The committee made some corrections to the film, notably to the song (Beshram Rang). After the review, the film was also asked to resubmit to the board before release.
Many feel that the freedom of the industry has been undermined in this incident. But Prasoon Joshi comments, “CBFC is always committed to finding the right balance between creative work and audience sensibility. We believe that solutions can be found through meaningful discussion among members. Our culture and our beliefs are glorious, complex and nuanced. And we must be careful that it is not defined by any trifle and distracts from the truth.
Finally, the CBFC chief said, “Maintaining trust between producers and viewers is very important and producers should work on it.”
Note that the first track of ‘Pathan’ was released on December 12, ‘Beshram Rang’. Deepika is seen dancing in an ocher colored dress. This is why Indian Hindu society is angry. They claim that ocher is a sacred color. He was dishonored. Because of this, there was a firestorm of criticism on social media. Many have called for a boycott of the film. Written complaints have even been filed with the Indian Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
“Pathan” is produced by Siddharth Anand. John Abraham is with Shahrukh-Deepika in it. Salman Khan will be seen in a guest role. The film is set to be released on January 25.
Source: Times of India
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