Makers of ‘Haraamkhor’ fall prey to moral policing, receive threat mails

Nawazuddin Sidiqui‘s ‘Haraamkhor’ seems to be in never-ending troubles. Just after the makers fought a long case and managed a permission of release for the film, a section of the audience are acting as self-proclaimed moral polices and have been sending threat mails, messages and social media messages to producer Guneet Monga and a few others from the team.

“They have been sending messages, questioning why we are making ‘provocative movies’ and ‘movies that aren’t in keeping with the morals of the society’. I have got a number of mails, texts, and messages on social media and it’s alarming,” Monga told a leading daily.

‘Haraamkhor’ is the tale of growing affection between a 14-year-old girl and her tuition teacher, respectively played by Shweta Tripathi and Nawazuddin Siddiqui. The story revolves around a certain expression of love which the preset societal norms find to be forbidden. No wonder many of the orthodox minds found it offensive.

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“Even during the row with CBFC, we never went around talking about it. We fought the case for nearly eight months. We don’t want to attract more negative attention. We are thrilled that the film is releasing in 12 days. People are shallow and will remain so. There’s little we can do about it. Discussing the negativity will only take away from the essence of the film,” Monga further adds.

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The CBFC had grounded the film, following which the makers challenged CBFC’ decision at Film Certification Appellate Tribunal. It was later cleared with a U/A certificate.