I&B stops The Dirty Picture telecast on Sony
After announcing the telecast of The Dirty Picture on Sunday, the 22nd April at 12 Noon and 8 pm, Sony TV ran a ticker saying: “For unavoidable reasons we regret to inform that the film ‘The Dirty Picture’ will not be telecast today. Any inconvenience caused is deeply regretted.”
Though the film had 59 cuts and obtained a U/A certification from the Censor Board, the Union Ministry of Information & Broadcasting wanted the telecast to be at 11 pm.
The cancellation of the telecast of the film has angered Bollywood.
“A national award winning film cannot have a national telecast??? this is not an irony but plain and simple hypocrisy!!!! #dirtypicture. If the censorship is not a final authority then what is??? Complicated and blurred lines defeat the core of democracy!!!! #dirtypicture,” Karan Johar tweeted.
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