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Censor finds promos of Rahul Bose?s ?Fired? inappropriate

MUMBAI: The promos of Rahul Bose?s I Dream Productions? horror film Fired have run into trouble with the Censor Board as they contain too much blood and gore as well as nudity in a sex scene between Bose and British model Militza Radmilovic.


Censor Board has deemed the yet to be aired promos to fall under ?A? certificate, and are inappropriate to be aired on Indian television, according to Cable television Network (Regulation) Act.


The producers were asked to remove nudity and tone down the violent scenes. However, even after the cut, the promos have still attracted an ?A? certificate.
 
"We don?t understand the system. At one level, we have television channels showing horror shows and the Censor board has no control over that," IDream Production CEO Ashish Bhatnagar said in a statement.


"There seems to be double standard of censorship of content on TV. As a producer, we are not allowed to promote our film on TV. We don?t know how we can put the message across to the audience that ours is a horror film if we are not allowed to show blood and gore in the promos," Bhatnagar added.


Rahul Bose feels that the Censor Board has not taken things in the right context. "I feel we have misplaced the sense of censorship. What I feel is gory or vulgar, somebody else might not. Even for the sex scene, I feel people are more mature now and hence self-censorship should be the key."


Fired, a directorial debut of Sajid Warrier, is scheduled to release next year.

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