Udta Punjab battle lost, CBFC rears its head to Nawazuddin’s Haraamkhor
Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s independent film has been found objectionable by CBFC.bollywood Updated: Jun 14, 2016 18:19 IST
A day after the high court cleared Udta Punjab for release with just one cut, The Central Board of Film Certification has now spelt trouble for actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s next film Haraamkhor.
The film talks about an illicit relationship between a 14-year-old girl with her tuition teacher. “They said they can’t give us a certificate because the entire theme of the movie is objectionable,” The Huffington Post quoted film’s producer Guneet Monga as saying.
“I told them ‘What do you mean it’s objectionable? This sort of thing happens, and this film has screened in Mumbai, it has won awards and accolades in many places around the world and people have connected with it,’” she continued.
“You don’t want to hear the same thing again and again,” she said, alluding to the Udta Punjab fiasco.
A source close to the production revealed further details: “Their (the CBFC’s) main issue is that teachers are revered people in society and they can’t be shown having an affair with an underage girl.They also had some objections with the depiction of children making lewd gestures, using profanity, and committing acts of violence.”
First Published: Jun 14, 2016 18:02 IST