The film Angels and Demons, which has sparked protests among some sections from the Catholic community, has been recommended an ‘A’ certificate by the Censor Board.
The decision came after the Catholic committee, including the Catholic Bishops Conference of India, saw the film on Friday. But the Catholic Secular Forum is threatening to sue the Board and calling for individual states to ban the film.
Vinayak Azaad, regional officer of the Central Board of Film Certification, said: “We have recommended an ‘A’ certificate and requested some visuals be modified.”
Sony Pictures India, the film’s distributors, had accepted the recommendations, he said. They would now submit the cuts to the Censor Board, who would then verify them.
“It’s only after that if we are satisfied we will issue the certificate,” Azaad said.
Last week the forum filed a complaint against Sony Pictures India bosses alleging the film breached sections of the IPC, which protects religious bodies.