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Makers of Punjabi film Toofan Singh, which is yet get clearance, blamed Central Boards Film Certification (CBFC) for not issuing a certificate.
At a press conference, the producer questioned ‘activities of Censor Board’ and blamed it for not furnishing any solid reason for refusing certificate.
Produced by Dilbagh Singh and directed by Baghel Singh, the film is ‘loosely’ inspired by the life of Bhai Jugraj Singh aka Toofan Singh, who took part in the ‘Sikh movement’ in 1987 and was involved in planning and assassination of police officer Gobind Ram in Jalandhar.
Although the story is set post-1984, the makers insisted that it had ‘nothing to do with any particular religion or community’.
“Jugraj Singh was a warrior who fought anti-social elements. He got 1,360 girls married, was against dowry, and fought corrupt police officer Gobind Ram. Barring the police officer’s character, the rest is largely fictional,” said the producer.
The film, which was supposed to release on July 15, has been refused a certificate, and the makers have now approached the FCAT tribunal which will see the film in first week of October. In the meantime, the producers have got on board lawyers who had fought the case of the film Udta Punjab to fight for them as well.
The film is the first feature film and directorial debut of Baghal Singh and stars renowned Punjabi singer Ranjit Bawa in his acting debut.- CINEWS