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 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.
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