Reviewing committee blocks Ram Rahim's Messenger of God from releasing
Jigar Shah, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Updated: Jan 13, 2015 22:41 IST
It would seem like the spiritual guru's trouble with getting his film passed by censors is not over yet. The film, which was first rejected by the examining committee, was then refered to the reviewing committee, even the latter has now rejected it for release. However, Singh can still refer his film to FCAT (Film Certification Appellate Tribunal) for a green flag.
The film has reportedly been rejected on the basis that it will create law and order problems and that it also promotes belief in superstitions. Along with the thought that Baba was promoting himself as god and performing 'miracles'.
In fact some Sikh organisations have also been opposing the release of the film as it might disturb communal harmony.
A source close to the film on condition of anonymity tells us,"We are in talks with our lawyers right now and will figure out our next step after a lot of consideration. Wait till tomorrow when we will make an official announcement, we will go all guns blazing."
When contacted, Leela Samson, chairperson of the Central Board of Film Certification, told us "The film can be referred to FCAT if the producer desires to challenge this decision."