Ban Drinking and Smoking In ‘UA’ Films: CBFC
No More Drinking and Smoking In UA Films
A reported new ban order by the Central Board Of Film Certification (CBFC) puts an end to all liquor consumption, specially by leading men.
In the recent Munna Michael, Nawazuddin Siddiqui was not allowed to be shown drinking although he played a gangster. Not just that, any liquor bottle on display in the frames has to be blurred.
Says the CBFC chairperson Pahlaj Nihlani, “Merely putting a ticker warning at some remote corner of the screen whenever there is smoking or drinking shown, is not enough any more. We feel the superstars who are followed by millions and who set an example in societal behaviour must not be shown drinking or smoking on screen unless the provocation for doing so is really strong.”
“A film where alcohol is essential would have to go with a Adults certificate,” adds the censor chief.
(Source: The Quint)