Nawazuddin Siddiqui starrer “Haraamkhor” has run into trouble with the censor board which has declined to give the movie a certificate. After Udta Punjab, ‘Haraamkhor’ is the latest film to face the anger of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC).
The film which also stars Shweta Tripathi revolves around the illicit relationship between a 14-year-old girl and her tuition teacher in a small town. It has received positive response from all quarters and has also bagged the Silver Gateway Award in the India Gold section of the 17th Jio MAMI Film Festival.
Central Board of Film Certification has declined to pass Nawazuddin Siddiqui starrer ‘Haraamkhor’ after a screening held last week.
There were reports that a screening of the film was held recently for the Examining Committee of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC). Directed by Shlok Sharma, the movie record a relationship between a 14-year-old girl (Shweta Tripathi) and her tuition teacher, played by Siddiqui in a small town.
When asked about this, producer Guneet Monga of Sikhya Entertainment said, “Yes, they refused to give us a certificate saying that the theme of the film is objectionable. They didn’t ask for any cuts just refused to pass the film, saying that it puts the teachers in a bad light.” producer Guneet Monga also said, “I did (explain to the members) but they said the movie shows the teachers in a bad light, which is unacceptable to the society. I tried to reason that these things do happen. In fact, the film’s director was inspired by real life stories to make the movie. But nothing happened.”
Unfortunately, however, the members of the EC refused to debate the matter and the makers were sent a letter a few days later, telling them they can take the film to either the Revising Committee, which includes members of the Board, or to the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal (FCAT), which is presided over by a retired High Court judge.
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