Mithun Chakraborthy: How can this theme be adult?
The actor-producer cries foul after the Censor Board hands out an 'A' certificate to his upcoming film
After the Censor Board adjudged his comeback production as having adult content, Mithun Chakraborthy can’t hide his anger. The veteran actor-producer alleges that despite his film not depicting sex, violence, bloodshed, abuses and disrespect to the nation or even violence towards any woman, the board took a tough stand against it.
The senior actor is extremely miffed with the apparent first-of-its-kind judgment (the ‘A’ certification) carried out by the CB. The film centres around the underworld-politics nexus.
Says Mithun, “There is no gaali, no sex or abusing politicians. My subject is not adult and they didn’t hand out a single cut. I have made the film with my hard-earned money. I told them I am ready to cut anything they object to but even that was not accepted.”
A few days ago, the makers also altered a few lyrics in the film that the board had objected to.
Adds Mithun, “There was a scene where our leading lady Yuvika Chaowhury gets slapped and I asked my director Ashu Trikha to remove it before it went to the censors. I will have to incur huge financial losses. I am shattered by the news.”
Ashu too is a disappointed man. The director questions the board’s decision and states, “How can this theme be adult?”
Suniel Shetty, who plays a lead role in the film, rues that due to the release date inching closer, nothing much can be done to reverse the situation. “Everyday there is a scam and much more is seen on TV today. We fail to understand the reasoning.”
The Censor Board officials remained unavailable for comment.