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Censor board to take decision on 'Son of Sardaar'

Taking up a public interest litigation seeking the removal of "objectionable" dialogues from upcoming Hindi movie 'Son of Sardaar', starring Ajay Devgn and slated to be released by Diwali, the Punjab and Haryana high court on Friday directed the censor board to view the movie and take an appropriate decision thereafter.

chandigarh Updated: Oct 20, 2012 00:38 IST
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Taking up a public interest litigation seeking the removal of "objectionable" dialogues from upcoming Hindi movie 'Son of Sardaar', starring Ajay Devgn and slated to be released by Diwali, the Punjab and Haryana high court on Friday directed the censor board to view the movie and take an appropriate decision thereafter.


The petitioner, a non-governmental organisation named Lawyers for Human Rights International, submitted that in the promotional videos released on YouTube, the movie has some objectionable dialogues which showed members of the Sikh community in a bad light.

Giving specific examples, the petitioner stated that in promotional videos, there were dialogues such as (in translation), "If Sikhs were not there, then who would have invented abuses like…" and "In case Sardars had not been there, then on whom would the jokes have been made."

The petitioner had made the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), Mumbai, and Devgn, who is also the movie's producer, parties in the case.

The petitioner also informed the bench headed by chief justice AK Sikri that in the recent past, the CBFC had certified various movies which had created a situation where members of a particular community had felt that their religious sentiments had been hurt.

With directions to the CBFC, the bench disposed of the petition.