The Central Board for Film Certification (CBFC) has dismissed the reports that the trailer of movie '72 Hoorain' has been denied certification.
"Misleading reports are being circulated in certain sections of media that a film and its trailer titled “Bahattar Hoorain (72 Hoorain)” has been Refused certification by Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC)," the CBFC said in a statement on Thursday (29 June).
It has further clarified that "contrary to the reports, the film “Bahattar Hoorain (72 Hoorain)” was granted ‘A’ certification and the certificate was issued on 4-10-2019. Now, the trailer of said film is under due process which was applied to CBFC on 19-6-2023 and examined in accordance with the Guidelines issued under Section 5B(2) of the Cinematograph Act, 1952".
"The applicant was asked for requisite documentary submissions under intimation and upon receipt of the same, certification was granted subject to modifications. A show cause notice communicating the modifications was issued to the applicant/filmmaker on 27-6-2023 and the same is pending for the applicant’s response/compliance," the CBFC added.
Starring Pavan Malhotra and Aamir Bashir in the lead roles, the movie focuses on the consequences of violent extremism.
Meanwhile, movie co-producer Ashoke Pandit has rejected the CBFC clarification.
"There's not a single frame or a shot in this trailer which is not there in the film. So this clarification doesn't mean anything to us. We stand by our reactions and we still feel humiliated that our trailer was in a way rejected till the time we don't remove those shots which were already there in the certified film," Pandit was quoted as saying by The Economic Times.
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