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HC notices to Centre, censors on Mastizaade, Kya Kool Hain Hum 3

Notices have been issued to Centre, censor board by the Punjab and Haryana high court after a PIL was filed demanding removal of vulgar content from Mastizaade and Kya Kool Hain Hum 3.

bollywood Updated: Jan 23, 2016 14:48 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
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Punjab and Haryana high court issued notices to Centre, censors on vulgar content in Mastizaade and Kya Kool Hain Hum 3.

The Punjab and Haryana high court on Friday issued notices to the Centre and Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), acting on a petition demanding ban on vulgar scenes in two new Hindi films, Kya Cool Hain Hum 3 and Mastizaade. Promoted as India’s first porn-com Kya Kool Hain Hum 3 released this Friday, Sunny Leone-starrer Mastizaade is slated for next week.

The authorities have been asked to file their replies by January 27. The high court was acting based on a petition filed by NGO, Raksha Jyoti Foundation.

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The petitioner had submitted that the promos of these films were full of double meaning dialogues and vulgarity. It said that the trailers of the films were proving to be an embarrassment for families who wanted to spend quality time by watching television together. The plea also said that such scenes spread through social media without any checks and were having a bad effect on the youth.

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The petitioner argued that directions were required to be issued to the Union government through ministry of information and broadcasting and the censor board to take necessary steps to stop or ban the release of obscene scenes in both movies.

First Published: Jan 23, 2016 14:27 IST