Censor Board Cuts Chakravyuh Tata-Birla Song
Prakash Jha’s film Chakravyuh is about the naxal issue. The filmmaker says that his film would reflect all points of view on the subject. However, the Censor Board has objected to the song — Tata, Birla, Ambani aur Bata, sab ne hai desh ko kaata — sung by Kailash Kher and picturised on Abhay Deol.
The Censor Board did not pass the song because members felt it was a personal attack on the country’s top industrialists and intended to defame them and so it should be deleted. Jha says the names have been used symbolically.
Since Jha makes films on social issues, almost all his films rake up one controversy or the other.
Aarakshan had run into trouble over its theme of reservations and political parties like the RPI had opposed the film. Congressmen raised objections over Raajneeti as Katrina Kaif‘s character in the film seemed to be inspired by Congress party chief Sonia Gandhi. Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Yadav objected to Gangajal over what seemed to be the portrayal of his brother-in-law in the film.