CBFC ought to solely classify movies: Shabana Azmi

Shabana Azmi

Mumbai, June 15: Veteran actress and social activist Shabana Azmi says the Central Board of Movie Certification (CBFC) ought to neither censor nor certify movies, as a substitute solely classify them.

Shabana AzmiThe 65-year-old’s remark got here after the censorship controversy that surrounded director Abhishek Chaubey’s directorial “Udta Punjab”, the place the makers received right into a battle with the censor board, which first urged as many as 89 cuts within the film. Thereafter, its Revising Committee requested for 13 cuts.

The Bombay High Court on Monday cleared the movie for launch with one lower and three disclaimers.

CBFC ought to develop into a physique that doesn’t censor and even certify solely classify movies. That offers the viewers the selection to look at a movie or not,” Shabana tweeted.

“Udta Punjab”, which stars Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Diljit Dosanjh, is anticipated to launch on Friday.

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