Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Allahabad High Court notice on use of language in films

The Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court today issued notices to producers and directors of four Bollywood films. These included latest movies like Peepli Live, Gangajal, Omkara, Bandit Queen and chairman and secretary of Film Censor Board on a petition which alleges use of unparliamentary language in them.

The notices were issued by a bench comprising Justice Umanath Singh and Justice Virendra Kumar Dixit on the petition filed by a local lawyer from Lucknow Ashok Pandey.
Pandey, in his petition, sought cancellation of censor certificates to these movies alleging use of abuses and unparliamentary language in the films.
He also pleaded with the court to direct the Centre to remove all the members of the censor board, including the chairman, for allegedly violating the Cinematograohy Act.
Those against whom notices have been issued include chairman of censor board Sharmila Tagore, producers of Peepli Live Amir Khan and Kiran Rao, director Anhusha Rizvi; producer-director of Gangajal Prakash Jha; producer of Omkara Kumar Mangat and director Vishal Bharadwaj, and director of Bandit Queen Shekhar Kapoor.
The court has fixed October 27 as the next date of hearing. PTI

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