The Bombay High Court Wednesday directed the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal (FCAT) to expeditiously hear a petition filed by filmmaker Pahlaj Nihalani challenging CBFC's suggestion to make around 20 cuts in his upcoming film Rangeela Raja.
Justice R I Chagla said that at this stage, the court was “not inclined to pass any order granting an interim relief...the petitioners are always open to seek review of order before revising committee or film certification appellate tribunal”.
Nihalani contended that as per the prevailing system, after the screening of a film, if any portion is found objectionable, the producer is given all opportunities to put forth his case and justify the scene and/or dialogue.
Govinda is all set to collaborate with Pahlaj Nihalani for Rangeela Raja. Nihalani revealed that Govinda will be playing a double role in the film and fans of the actor will see him play a sophisticated character.
Former CBFC chief Pahlaj Nihalani shared his take on Papon controversy and said that such celebrities, who can make children feel uncomfortable or anxious in any manner, should not be invited to such shows at all.
Former CBFC chief Pahlaj Nihalani has expressed his view on Padmavati and said that this decision could have been taken before the film was opposed by the people and the political parties in several states.
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