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Onir displeased with DD for refusing to telecast I Am

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MUMBAI: Filmmaker Onir is upset that his national award-winning movie I Am has been refused a screening on Doordarshan.

"Despite having cut seven minutes of the film and all abuses, we are refused whereas the same TV shows other much more adult stuff. I am dismayed at the double standards of the Censor board. While it‘s ok to show Satyamev Jayate on DD prime time, telecasting of my film is refused," Onir tweeted.

The film is divided into four stories dealing with issues like homosexuality, child abuse, Kashmir problem and sperm donation. 

Trade analysts are of the view that I Am has been given a U/A certificate while it is necessary to be ‘U‘ certified for it to be telecast on DD. "Anyway it‘s a joke that Doordarshan needs a ‘U‘ certificate while all the other satellite channels are allowed U/A," he said.

Incidentally, I Am won the National Award for best Hindi film and best lyrics this year.

The film, starring Rahul Bose, Manisha Koirala, Juhi Chawla and Sanjay Suri, has already been screened at various national and international film festivals.

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