The Central Board of Film Certification, has failed to keep up with the plea to hold the release of the movie 31st October. The movie which features Vir Das and Soha Ali Khan is destined to be released on 21st of October. However, the movie had faced a plea to postpone the day of its release from the CBFC.
CBFC Looses Case To Postpone The Release Date Of The Movie
The Delhi High Court has opposed the request to seek a stay on the movie by the CBFC. The movie typically revolves around the very set of incidents that had occurred after the assassination of late prime minister, Indira Gandhi. The movie is already in the news as, this is the very first time that a movie is dedicated to lighten the youth of the nation about the assassination of the then and the first lady Prime Minister of India.
A bench was appointed to hear the plea, which was headed by Chief Justice G. Rohini. However, the bench suggested that the petitioner advocate Ajay Katara should have first approached the CBFC, before having came up with a case in the court. Although Mr. Katara withdrew his petition, he said that he will approach the court again.
CBFC Looses Petition; Secular Comment Fails
According to the petition, the production house was asked to postpone the date of its release from Friday. The request also included that certain scenes of the movie are to be cut off, siting the issue that the secular module of the nation might be hurt with these scenes. However, as of now the movie does not stand any such issue, as the plea was rejected by the court.
Earlier this year, the film governing body had also faced another blow, when it had faced a severe loss against the movie Udta Punjab. The movie was asked to have certain portions of it removed, but the number of cuts were immensely reduced and that led to a great criticism of the institution. The loss in this case, once again puts the institution in the back foot.