Actor Alia Bhatt has come out in support of her mother Soni Razdan’s film “No Fathers in Kashmir”, which is has been stuck over certification issues, saying that the movie is about compassion and the CBFC should lift the ban on it. However, The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has denied having imposed a ban on the movie, saying that it is unfortunate that the unwarranted pressure is being put by spreading misinformation of a ban.
The board said that any news of CBFC banning the film is completely false and all responsible people should take account. However, the film has been stuck with the CBFC for over six months and has been offered an ‘A’ certificate and Its makers have challenged the board’s decision and demanded a ‘U/A’ certification, according to media reports.
“Really hope the CBFC would #lifttheban. It’s a film about empathy & compassion let’s give love a chance, Alia said on Twitter”. However, the media reports claimed that the CBFC has given an ‘A’ certificate to “No Fathers in Kashmir” and the makers think it is a completely inappropriate decision. The makers have challenged censor board’s decision and appealed to a higher authority, the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal (FCAT), to look into the matter, according to the reports.
Regional Officer CBFC Mumbai Tushar Karmarkar said that we are disappointed with the misinformation being spread about the film ‘No fathers in Kashmir’. Any news of CBFC banning this film is completely false and all responsible people should take account of that. We want to again clarify that filmmakers of ‘No fathers in Kashmir’ have already been offered an adult certificate and the reasons there of have clearly been communicated to them. He further added that it’s unfortunate that the unwarranted pressure is being put by spreading misinformation of a ban’. CBFC will continue to do its work in a fair and transparent manner without succumbing to misguided pressure tactics.
Reportedly, fresh cuts were again demanded in the film and Kumar has been running between the CBFC and the FCAT to get a ‘U/A’ certificate for his film as he thinks that his film deserves a wider audience.