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Tamil filmmaker Vijay Sri G wants statutory warning for rape scenes in films

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Tamil director Vijay Sri G. says it should be made mandatory for filmmakers to show a statutory warning if they depict rape scenes in their films.

“I request the Central board of Film Certification and the government to advise filmmakers to include a statutory warning for rape scenes in films,” said Vijay Sri, who hit the headlines directing the Charuhasan Saroja starrer “Dha Dha 87”.

“In my movie ‘Dha Dha 87’, which was released on March 1, 2019, I had added on the title card, ‘Don’t touch the ladies without their consent’. This message was widely acknowledged and appreciated by the audience,” said the director.

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“The lead actor of the movie ‘Dha Dha 87’, Shri Charuhasan would address a gang in a scene saying, ‘if you touch women, then I would burn you all to death’,” added the director.

Vijay Shri expressed shock and horror at the alleged Hathras gangrape incident. “I was shocked to know about the death of a girl, who was brutally raped and tortured in Hathras. In my movie, ‘Polladha Ulagil Bayangara Game’ (PUBG), I have filmed a scene in which guys raping a lady and burning her were punished to death by one of the lead characters of the movie. I always have faith in the Indian judiciary system.”  –ians/nn/vnc

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