Oscar-nominated director Ashvin Kumar’s ‘No Fathers in Kashmir’ film has been ready for so long but due to the film’s long-standing scale of issues with the CBFC over the years, there’s no clarity about when it will see the light of the day. The film stars Soni Razdan, Anshuman Jha and Kulbulshan Kharbanda in prominent roles and it’s yet to get a release date owing to its censor issues.
Now celebrities are pouring in their support for this film. After a barrage of social media support from filmmakers, actors and other personalities including Shashi Tharoor, Swara Bhasker, now actress Alia Bhatt has taken of social media to express her support along with a plea to the CBFC to clear her mother Soni Razdan’s film.
Alia tweeted the following post
Was soo looking forward to mom's @nofathers_movie #nofathersinkashmir!! @Soni_Razdan @ashvinkumar & team worked super hard for this honest teens love story in Kashmir. Really hope the CBFC would #lifttheban. It’s a film about empathy & compassion..let’s give love a chance!🌺🙏❤️
— Alia Bhatt (@aliaa08) January 17, 2019
Earlier Swara Bhasker too had tweeted in the film’s support
The film 'No Fathers in Kashmir' – Directed by Academy Award Nominee & two time National Award Winner #AshvinKumar – has been stuck with the Censor Board for over 6months now, delaying its release. Film is now gng bak & forth betwn #CBFC & FCAT. @prasoonjoshi_ pls take note!
— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) January 12, 2019
‘No Fathers in Kashmir’ has been in censor trouble for the last almost 6 months after its application in July and it’s first viewing which happened only in October. Both the CBFC and the apex body FCAT have heard the case and maintained to give the film an ‘A’ certificate. The film is a love story of two 16-year-olds set against the backdrop of Kashmir who are individually in search for their missing fathers.
The film according to its makers has no objectionable content and thus the question and argument on its inappropriate certification. Ashvin has earlier even won two National Awards for his films ‘Inshallah Kashmir’ and ‘Inshallah Football’, both of which were earlier banned and later awarded. The makers have continually requested the board to give it a U/A certification to allow the film to be viewed by a larger audience citing that film is a story that deserves to be viewed by all.
We wonder when will this dispute get resolved.