The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has received a lot of complaints against the sequel of the 2011 superhit Singham. Read on to find out why...
Rohit Shetty's Singham Returns has run into trouble with the CBFC. Many Hindu organisation have lodged over a 100 complains stating that the Ajay Devgn-Kareena Kapoor Khan starrer film has shown Hindus in a bad light. In most of those complaints the organisations have urged the makers of the film to delete some specific scenes from the film. Whereas some organisations have asked for a complete ban on the film.
Hindu organisation, Jan Jagruti Samiti, is one among them. They have lodged a complaint over the dialogue Main yahaan investigation karne aaya hoon, tera do kaudi ka pravachan sunne nahin aaya. While speaking to a leading daily Arvind Pansare, the spokesperson for the organisation, said, “In the film, Ajay Devgn is shown praying at a mosque. If the makers can respect Muslims, why aren’t they showing the same respect to Hindus. Pravachan assumes great significance for us Hindus, so we can’t ignore his character’s comment. We didn’t raise any objections to the first installment of Singham, but this time we were forced to do so because this film shows disrespect towards Hindus. We want all objectionable scenes to be deleted from the film; if not, the film should be banned.’’
The organisation had written to Reliance Entertainment sometime back and when their request was not reverted to, they had to approach the CBFC and express their anger over the issue. A source from Ajay Devgn's office informs a leading daily that the organisation is just trying to gain publicity by creating controversy out of a non-issue. “Ajay plays a police officer in the film and it’s known that Mumbai police officers go to the Mahim dargah. Also, the film has a corrupt Sadhu as its villain; this is why Ajay addresses him in a rude manner,” adds the source.
On the other hand, a source from the CBFC informed a leading daily, “Singham Returns has not yet been sent to us for certification. We will take a call on things after watching the film.”
Wethinks such a complaint, right before the release of the film, could hamper the release of the film majorly. However, if the CBFC is swift on its decision and the makers are able to make the necessary changes in time we will definitely get to enjoy the cop drama on Independence day. What say peeps?
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