Filmmaker Shoojit Sircar talks about his equation with Censor Board
The year 2016, lately has seen many filmmakers in Bollywood objecting to the current guidelines set by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC). Going through various issues like the multiple cuts in films, recently filmmaker Shoojit Sircar who is ready with his upcoming production ‘Pink‘ says that he never had any face-off with the Censor Board as it has always treated his films nicely.
Looking at the graph of Shoojit’s previous films like ‘Yahaan’, ‘Vicky Donor’, ‘Madras Cafe‘ and now ‘Pink’ which are all based on some sensitive topics, this question of facing any hurdles from the Censor Board was aksed to the filmmaker in an interview.
Talking about it to an agency, Shoojit said, “I have done four films and all have been sensitive. But the censor board has not objected anything to my films. People say censor board is this or that I would say I have never faced any (trouble).”
“They (board) have always understood the intention behind the films that we make. We have positive feeling about the Censor Board. They have certified my four films and have treated them nicely. I have faith in them.” (The fourth film Shoojit is talking about here in this quote is his last directorial ‘Piku‘ .)
Shoojit’s upcoming production ‘Pink’ which marks the debut of noted Bengali director Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury in Hindi cinema is a courtroom drama thriller, which revolves around three girls who are trapped in a criminal case. They are tried in the court for an attempt to murder case and defaming some men.
“We have shown them the film. And there have been no objections yet (raised by them). We are in healthy discussions with them,” said Shoojit, when asked if the board has suggested any cuts for this film featuring Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu in lead roles.
Shoojit is hoping that the CBFC will give a U/A certificate to ‘Pink’.
“‘Pink’ is a thrilling subject and it touches on some women related issues. It is real life story, inspired by what happens in society,” added the producer-filmmaker Shoojit.
Apart from the lead actors, it also stars Kirti Kulhari, Andrea Taring and Angad Bedi in pivotal roles.
It is slated to release on September 16, 2016.