Patna, Jan. 7 (ANI): Filmmaker Prakash Jha on Thursday criticised censor board chief Pahlaj Nihalani for asking 50 cuts in his upcoming film “Jai – Gangajal” in order to get a U/A certificate.
“I never expected that Pahlaj Nihlani won’t like it. It seems that he has taken the responsibility of ‘cleanse the cultural morality’ of the industry, and that you won’t be allowed to use the word ‘sala’,” Jha told ANI.
“He suggested 50 cuts for getting a U/A certificate for the “Jai-Gangajal,” he added.
Jha also said that Nihlani believes the film can’t be given a U/A certificate if it uses words like ‘sala and bastard’.
“He wanted the film to give ‘A’ certificate. When I asked why, he said, ‘There are many abusive words in your movie. There is word saala,” he added.
The Gangajal director also pointed out that he had first gone to the examining committee but the members there had a divided opinion, then he moved to the revising committee, which was again presided by Nihalani.
“There is nothing explicit in the movie. I always make my film which deals with social issues and making such changes will be an injustice to my film,” he added.
The director also said that he hasn’t obliged to Nihlani’s directions, adding that he has decided to move to tribunal.
“I hope that I would get justice from the tribunal,” he added. (ANI)