CBFC uncertain of how to certify Rakhi Sawant’s film, says producer Chetan Sharma

Rakhi Sawant has called a press conference to address the issue on Friday.

Rakhi Sawant has called a press conference to address the issue on Friday.

The Indian filmmakers seem to be up in arms against the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) due to its dubious standards of approving films for public viewing, criticising that the Board is not trying to keep pace with changing trends of the freedom of expression.

Producer of Ek Kahani Julie Ki, Chetan Sharma, is the new addition to the list of aggrieved film personalities accusing them of  being uncertain during film certification of the Rakhi Sawant-starrer.

He claims that the CBFC gave the film a ‘U/A’ certificate, but later changed it to ‘A’. And now, the producer is contemplating legal action.

“Ek Kahani Julie Ki is based on the Sheena Bora murder mystery, where Rakhi plays the character of the prime accused Indrani Mukherjea. It is produced by Sharma for Chetna Entertainment.

This month the CBFC has allowed the film for public exhibition under ‘A’ category after cutting some dialogues, which were already censored by CBFC by issuing certificate under U/A category.

“Though we are aggrieved with the arbitrary decision of CBFC and due to paucity of time we accepted the certificate under ‘A’ category as the film is to be released on 09.09.2016,” Sharma said.

Sharma added: “The way of working of CBFC is totally unfair, unjustified and illegal as they don’t rely upon the certificate already issued by them.”

He said they would be taking legal recourse against the CBFC.

Directed by Aziz Zee, “Ek Kahani Julie Ki” also stars Amit Mehra, Saniya Pannu, Jimmy Sharma, Rajesh Khera, Adi Irani, Sabgita Tiwari, Soniya Gupta, Sonu Baba and Rambir. It is scheduled to release on Friday.

Rakhi had also called a press conference to address the issue on Friday in Mumbai. – CINEWS

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