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.
film is divided into four stories dealing with issues
like homosexuality, child abuse, Kashmir problem and
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.
I Am won the National Award for best Hindi film and
best lyrics this year.
film, starring Rahul Bose, Manisha Koirala, Juhi Chawla
and Sanjay Suri, has already been screened at various
national and international film festivals.