A decision on the screening of ‘Messenger of God’ (MSG), a film starring Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, chief of Sirsa-based Dera Sacha Sauda, which has failed to get a go-ahead from the censor board, will be taken by the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal (FCAT), the government said on Wednesday.
“Well, you know the process...in the first screening, thereafter it has gone to the reviewing committee. From the reviewing committee, it has gone to the appellate...,” information and broadcasting minister Rajyavardhan Rathore told reporters here. MSG was slated to hit the screens on Friday.
Rathore said the appellate would see the movie and take a decision whether there would be a number of cuts in it or whatever is required.
“The ultimate idea is that there is freedom of expression for the person who has made the film. As long as it keeps with the interest of the nation, interest of all religions, the appellate will not have any problem. Let’s wait for the appellate’s decision to come,” he said. “We will wait for the decision of the appellate. They, probably, might carry out some cuts, whatever, that’s up to them,” he added.