I did not make voluntary cuts in ‘Jai Gangaajal’: Prakash Jha
MUMBAI / NEW DELHI: Filmmaker Prakash Jha has denied reports that he made voluntary cuts to his upcoming cop drama Jai Gangaajal to avoid getting an ‘Adult’ certificate from the censor board.
The Central Board of Film Certification had reportedly told Jha to clean out his soundtrack and visuals of verbal and physical violence to make the Priyanka Chopra-starrer eligible for a U/A certification.
“Misleading and inaccurate! Never made voluntary cuts… We are going in appeal against the CBFC decision,” the filmmaker — known for his socio-political films such as Gangaajal, Apaharan and Raajneeti — said on Saturday.
The controversy comes just a day after the central government set up a committee headed by acclaimed filmmaker Shyam Benegal to look at a possible revamping of the censor board, facing allegations of stifling artistic freedom under present chairman Pahlaj Nihalani.
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Filmmaker: Prakash Jha