New week, new film but not the same controversy, its regressively shameful and sexist.
According to reports in Bombay Times, the producer of BABUMOSHAI BANDOOKBAAZ, Kiran Shroff was allegedly insulted and sexist remarks were passed on her.
The report says a female CBFC ember asked her how she, as a woman, could be involved in the making of a film with so many abuses. At this point, a male member is said to have interjected, "Inhone to pant-shirt pehni hai. Yeh aurat thodi hi hain."
Attempts by director Kushan Nandy to explain and share the reason behind the rustic atmosphere and use of objectionable words and scenes has gone in vain.
According to reports, Pahlaj Nijhalani has said to the director that he should be thankful that the film is not banned and will be passed with ‘A’ certificate if the said suggestions are done.
Things have now taken a serious turn with The Indian Film and Television Directors’ Association (IFTDA) coming out in support of the makers of BABUMOSHAI BANDOOKBAAZ. A letter to the Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani has been drafted highlighting the alleged humiliation of producer Kiran Shroff.
As a routine the makers have applied for revision by the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal for the proposed cuts. A press conference is scheduled to commence in a while in Mumbai regarding the same issue which will be attended by director Kushan Nandy and Nawazuddin Siddiqui.
The CBFC chief has refused to comment on this.