DIS­CLAIMER DE­MAND ON HINDI MEDIUM DE­BAT­ABLE: IR­RFAN KHAN

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Are­cent re­port states that the cen­sor board has asked the mak­ers of the film Hindi Medium to is­sue a dis­claimer stat­ing it is a work of fic­tion. Ac­tor Ir­rfan Khan (above) thinks that the de­ci­sion is de­bat­able.

“The film is in­spired by a real life in­ci­dent .... It should say in­spired by or based on real life in­ci­dents. One should de­bate upon it,” said Ir­rfan.

Apart from Ir­rfan, the film stars Pak­istani ac­tor Saba Qa­mar in the lead. Di­rected by Saket Chaud­hary, the movie is about how ed­u­ca­tion that is sup­posed to be a tool of en­light­en­ment has be­come a tool to cre­ate in­equal­ity. Talk­ing about the film, Ir­rfan said, “I was look­ing to do a com­edy and wanted to do a film that par­ents and chil­dren can watch to­gether.”

It has been de­scribed as a light-hearted ro­man­tic film about a young cou­ple from Chandni Chowk in Delhi who aspire to move into so­ci­ety’s up­per crust. Ear­lier, the direc­tor had de­nied al­le­ga­tions that the film was copied from the 2014 Ben­gali fam­ily drama film Ramd­hanu, which is based on sim­i­lar lines. “We have re­searched our script over a year and it is based on orig­i­nal ma­te­rial,” said Chaud­hary.

PHOTO: SHIVAM SAX­ENA/HT

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