Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Aditya Chopra Losses Battle With CBFC

Filmmaker Aditya Chopra has lost his battle with Censor Board Of Film Certification (CBFC). Despite Aditya Chopra fighting tooth and nail to get a U/A certificate for his latest Rani Mukerjee starrer MARDAANI, the Censor Board have not be moved and his movie will now be released with A certificate. 

Regretting over the A certificate Aditya Chopra lamented, “The movie is a hard hitting comment on the rise of rape and such crime targeted among innocent girls in the vulnerable age of 12 and above. Hence we strongly felt that the movie should be allowed to be watch by children above 12 and above.” 

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It may be noted that the censor board has been harsh on the movie particularly because of excessive violence, brutality and offensive dialogue. The movie has a nasty dialogue in the movie which made every member of the censor boards stunned. A politician in the movie utters, “Mera shauq rape hai.” (My hobby is rape). However defending the dialogue Mr.Chopra argued that the dialogue depicts the culpable side of human trafficking hence he has used the foulest language to portray its cruelty. But the censor board stuck to their stand. 

In addition the movie has a chilling scene depicting blood oozing down the thighs of a teenage girl. In defence Mr. Chopra challenged that what he has shown in the scene is a brutal reality of the sight when a tender aged girl is ravaged. However all arguments and challenges of Mr. Chopra were in vain as the merciless censor board did not budge. 

It may be noted that Yash Raj Films’ who till date had the reputation of producing U certificate movies will be first time getting a movie with A certificate. 

It’s an irony while the Censor Board continues to be under scanner of CBI for its CEO Rakesh Kumar and other under graft charges, eminent filmmakers like Adity Chopra have to face the burnt.