Denied screening at IFFI, filmmaker slams Censor board

Screening his short film, inspired by the assembly bombing by Bhagat Singh in 1929, in a hotel outside the IFFI venue, he claimed he was asked to delete nine scenes from his movie by the Censor Board and after he refused to comply, it was dropped from the festival screening list.

"The Censor Board objected to the scenes saying they violated section 5B of the Cinematographic Act 1952," Chhabra said.

"My film is on citizen activism... It will find its way through the Internet."

He alleged that CBFC was acting as a political wing of the government and don't want any voice of dissent.

Chhabra, who is at IFFI as a delegate, said he has received support from activists of India Against Corruption (IAC), as his movie makes a statement on corruption.

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