After Padmavati, CBFC denies S Durga permission to be screened at IFFI
In another unexpected intrusion on the part of the CBFC, Sanal Sasidharan's movie 'S Durga' has been refused a screening at the International Film Festival of India.
No ‘S Durga’ screening at IFFI (International Film Festival of India) as CBFC has ordered a re-examination of the film, writes festival director Sunit Tandon to director Sanal Saisdharan, PTI reported.
Earlier, the CBFC had also denied certification to Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Padmavati,’ introducing an erstwhile unused 68-day rule for submission.
It had come under the scanner for allegedly bowing down to political pressure. Earlier, IFFI had been instructed by the honourable Kerala High Court to screen the film, after the I&B Ministry pulled it out, along with the Marathi film 'Nude'.
Reportedly, at the screening held here on Monday late evening, the jury voted 7-4 in favour of screening the film at the festival.
“The jury is supposed to watch my film on Monday evening. Only after that would a decision be taken on when it will be screened at IFFI. These seem like stalling tactics to me. The number of days left for the festival is rapidly shrinking,” Sasidharan had said.