CBFC Orders 100 Cuts for Gujarati Film on Reservations
File photo of Patel quota agitation leader, Hardik Patel. (Photo: PTI)
File photo of Patel quota agitation leader, Hardik Patel. (Photo: PTI)

CBFC Orders 100 Cuts for Gujarati Film on Reservations

The CBFC is not stopping at Udta Punjab, the certification board has now aimed its scissors at a Gujarati film titled Salagto Sawaal Anamat (Burning Question of Reservation) and recommended 100 cuts to be made in the film which revolves around the controversial subject of reservations.

According to The Times Of India, the film’s theme and the protagonist’s resemblance to Patel quota activist Hardik Patel seems to have bothered the CBFC. The cuts suggested include removal of the word ‘Patidar’ or ‘Patel’ from the entire film as well as scenes which show the quota agitation. This is apart from removal of references to BR Ambedkar.

Director Rajesh Gohil believes that removal of the word ‘Patidar’ would destroy the entire soul of his film.

The censor board member had told us that since a case of sedition is pending against Hardik, we cannot glorify his character. This is not true because my film is based on the quota agitation, not Hardik.
Rajesh Gohil, Director, Salagto Sawaal Anamat

The film which was to release with Udta Punjab on June 17th will now have to be postponed and the filmmakers are ready to go to court to get their film passed without the cuts ordered by the CBFC.

(The Quint is now on WhatsApp. To receive handpicked stories on topics you care about, subscribe to our WhatsApp services. Just go to TheQuint.com/WhatsApp and hit the Subscribe button.)

Follow our Entertainment section for more stories.

    Also Watch