According to the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) member Satish Kalyankar, he had raised the objection over some scenes before the board’s CEO but the latter paid no heed to his concerns.
Some members of the censor board Monday visited the ashram of Shankaracharya Swaroopanand Saraswati of Dwarakpeeth who has sought the Rajkumar Hirani directed film ‘PK’ should be banned for having hurt sentiments of some in the Hindu community.
Talking to reporters in the presence of Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati here, Kalyankar said he had sought a meeting to register his objection before the censor board CEO, failing which he conveyed his concerns in writing to him. But the scenes were not deleted.
Kalyankar, also a member of the film screening committee, said that the film certainly violates the already laid rules, one of which requires that a film should not contain such scenes or dialogues that hurt any community’s religious sentiments.
Films can be publicly exhibited in India only after they have been certified by the CBFC.