Sunday, January 7, 2024

Filmmaker Mukesh Modi Expresses Discontent with Censor Board for "Political War," Appeals to PM Modi

The filmmaker of the upcoming Bollywood movie "Political War," Mukesh Modi, is quite upset with the Censor Board. Due to the refusal of a censor certificate, the film is unable to release in cinemas. Mukesh Modi has been in India for the past three months to get the film censored, but it was ultimately rejected by the revising committee on December 22, 2023.

According to Mukesh Modi, the initial title of the film was "2024 Election War," but it was objected to, and later, they changed it to "Political War." However, even after submitting the film to the revising committee without a show-cause notice, it was rejected. The reason given was that the faces of the film's actors resembled Indian politicians. Mukesh Modi expressed his frustration, stating that due to the lack of a censor certificate, his film won't be able to be released in theaters.

He appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying that there is no time for filmmakers like him, and the response from the Censor Board officials is unsatisfactory. He urged the Prime Minister to appoint competent people in the Censor Board and improve the system, as it wastes a lot of time and money for filmmakers.

Mukesh Modi emphasized that his film aims to inspire the youth, and the government should pay attention to it. He highlighted the inconsistency in the Censor Board's decisions, approving violent films while hindering the release of a film with a positive message.

The filmmaker also expressed concern about the damage caused to his film due to the censorship process. Despite the challenges, he affirmed that the content of the film is excellent and conveys a message about corrupt politicians attempting to destabilize India.

Mukesh Modi concluded by stating that the film will be released in overseas theaters on February 16 and after that it will be released on OTT platforms . He suggested that the Censor Board should be abolished, citing the absence of such a board in Hollywood. The film, produced under the banner of Indie Films World, was shot in Mumbai, Varanasi, Lucknow, and the United States.

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