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HindustanTimes Sun,21 Sep 2014

Race 2 TV premiere: HC asks CBFC to re-certify film

PTI  New Delhi, August 14, 2014
First Published: 16:42 IST(14/8/2014) | Last Updated: 16:52 IST(14/8/2014)

The Delhi high court on Thursday asked the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) to re-certify the 2013 Bollywood film Race 2 before it is premiered on satellite television after a PIL was filed against alleged exhibition of nudity and vulgarity in the movie.

Also read: Anupama Chopra's review of Race 2

Disposing the plea filed by Teena Sharma, a bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice RS Endlaw directed CBFC to re-certify the film within four weeks.

The court's observation came after the counsel appearing for the producers and director of Race 2 said the CBFC had already granted UA certificate to the film.

Sharma had challenged the U/A certification saying, "The film has been screened in 50 countries and it has been graded as an adult movie in 40 countries while here it had been granted U/A certification. The contents of the film are highly objectionable and therefore the film has got A certification for screening in the US and Britain."

The petitioner had accused the movie of degrading women and displaying them as commodities.

U/A certification is given to films which children above 12 years are allowed to see under parental guidance.

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