And ‘censor board’ is at it again, this time the sufferer is Oscar winning film, The Danish Girl. The film was scheduled for a telecast on March 26 but CBFC canceled its premiere. The film revolves around a man who undergoes a sex change to become a woman. Talking to Mumbai Mirror, a CBFC member gave out the reason for cancellation, he said, “The whole subject is controversial, and it’s unsuitable to be viewed by children. It talks about a man who wants a sex change and has a genital operation to become a woman. The subject is sensitive and how do you edit a subject like that?”.
Interestingly, the film was released with a single cut when released last year in India with an A certificate from the censor board. “To retain the essence of the movie as it sensitively shows the dilemma of a person who doesn’t identify with his gender,” the member said.
The member further explained why every film getting an A certificate for theatrical release has to reapply for television broadcast. “The Censor Board’s job is not to cut but to see each movie individually in its context and under the guidelines provided to us. We are a multicultural nation and we have to maintain a balance. What may be suitable for a metropolis, may not be suitable for a small village,” CBFC official explained. Also read: Anushka Sharma’s Phillauri: Case of the missing Hanuman Chalisa
The film was supposed to premiere on Sony Le Plex HD channel but they announced the cancellation on their Twitter profile saying, “We know how much you wished to watch The Danish Girl this Sunday & regret the inconvenience caused. We thank you for your constant support.” They even posted an image with that.
Check it below:
We know how much you wished to watch The Danish Girl this Sunday & regret the inconvenience caused. We thank you for your constant support. pic.twitter.com/eti2TAxBRV
— Sony Le PLEX HD (@SonyLePLEXHD) March 24, 2017
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