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Racy Bollywood leading youth astray: HC

Harish V Nair, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, March 20, 2013
First Published: 19:40 IST(20/3/2013) | Last Updated: 01:36 IST(21/3/2013)

Bollywood films are way too racy and if stricter censorship doesn't kick in, there is a danger of children and youth going astray, the Delhi high court has said.


Hearing a public interest litigation for a ban on Saif Ali Khan-starrer Race 2 for “nude scenes and vulgar dialogues”, the court on Wednesday said the need was all the more urgent as most films were on television within days of release. They were being broadcast without any editing for family viewing.

“You only think about your business and how to make more money. Now, you are also taking everything into the drawing room,” a bench headed by chief justice D Murugesan told the lawyer representing the film's producer. “You’re teaching indiscipline to the children and youth. There has to be some mechanism in place for tougher censorship.”

The Centre should have the power to review certification given to a film by the Censor Board of Film Certification in case of complaints from the public, it said. The case will now be heard on March 22.

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