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CBFC permits producer to release film on Sonia Gandhi

MUMBAI: The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has granted permission to producer Thakur Dinesh Kumar to release his film on Sonia Gandhi.

Earlier, the CBFC had asked Kumar to obtain a no-objection certificate (NoC) from Sonia Gandhi despite giving the film, Sonia-Sonia, the U certificate in December 2005, reports PTI.


On receiving a notice from the censor board, the producer had sent letters to the Congress president to acquire the certificate. However, there was no reply from her end.


Hence, Kumar approached the board once again asking it to release his film on grounds that the absence of a reply may be construed as an NoC.


Even then when the producer did not receive permission to release the film, he moved the Bombay High Court wherein his lawyer Shyam Keswani argued that the board had no right to impose such a condition.


Finally, additional solicitor general Rajendra Raghuvanshi told the HC last week that the board was withdrawing the condition. The HC has disposed of the petition.

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