A day after filmmakers from the Indian Film and Television Directors Association (IFTDA) assembled in support of Kushan Nandy’s Babumoshai Bandookbaaz, censor board chief, Pahlaj Nihalani has attacked at the movie’s supporters for defaming CBFC.
The film has been ordered many major verbal and visual cuts. But, Nihalani claims the commotion is ‘a plan’ to bring publicity for Babumoshai Bandookbaaz.
“Look at the timing of their so-called revolt against the CBFC. Kushan Nandy (director) and his producer (Kiran Shroff) had come to us for a certificate in the first week of July. We had given them an ‘A’ certificate with many cuts which included graphic scenes of love making and explicit references to inflamed body parts.
“They had the choice of either going to the Revising Committee or the Tribunal (Film Certification Appellate Tribunal). They chose to go straight to the Tribunal. Now when the Tribunal is viewing their film this week, they suddenly decide to create a stir around their film. And what better target than the CFBC? Where were they for a month? What happened to suddenly awaken their dormant liberal impulses?”
On Wednesday, the film’s makers claimed the CBFC gave its justification of 48 cuts by saying even children watch an ‘A’ film.