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Last Updated 20.02.2020 | 11:30 PM IST



Industry applauds censor’s decision for Desi Boyz and The Dirty Picture

Last week, the CBFC (Central Board Of Film Certification) viewed two of the most awaited films of the year. Both Rohit Dhawan's debut film Desi Boyz and Milan Luthria's The Dirty Picture were passed with an 'Adults Only' certificate, the latter with one minor cut.

Though the young debutant director Rohit Dhawan is deeply disappointed by the decision taken on his film, and had in fact requested for a 'UA' (suitable for viewing with parental guidance) certificate, voices from the film industry have applauded the censor board's decision to clamp down on the film's adult content.

Rohit whose dad David Dhawan has apparently never got an 'Adults' rating in his entire career as a filmmaker, is dismayed at his maiden film being tagged as adult fare.

Says Rohit Dhawan, "I'm extremely disappointed and saddened by the censors' verdict. I've made a positive feel good film. I think it'll go down as the cleanest 'A' certified film ever."

However, a senior filmmaker on condition of anonymity said, "With due respects to David Dhawan, we all wish his son well as a second-generation filmmaker. But the film is about male escorts, and that is adult content. Period. Anywhere in the world, male escorts are subjects for adult contemplation."

Apparently, the Regional Officer of the CBFC, J. P. Singh firmly turned down Rohit Dhawan's request for a 'UA' certificate. Rohit feels that an 'A' certificate would curtail his potential audience-profile drastically.

To this the senior filmmaker reacted, "The Regional Officer was right in giving the film an 'A' certificate. Adult content must be treated accordingly. As for the film losing out on the younger audience, Delhi Belly and No One Killed Jessica were hits despite being certified as 'Adults Only' films. The censor board works under extreme pressures of time and rules. Full marks to Mr. Singh for maintaining equilibrium between the requirements of filmmakers and the basic codes of public morality."

The spokesperson for film's producers said cautiously, "Eros Entertainment respects the censor decision and they have described it as a 'coming of age' film."

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