The breezes of magnanimity are blowing over the passages of the CBFC. Anubhav Sinha, who has procured the notoriety of being Bollywood’s inhabitant Costa Gavras after the film Mulk, was worried about how the blue pencil board would respond to his new political dramatization Article 15, a searing arraignment of the standing framework, disparity segregation and unfairness in Uttar Pradesh.
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Says Anubhav cheerfully, “The CBFC requested only five exceptionally fundamental insignificant cuts, to which we concurred in under a minute.The cuts were for foul words and they requested a voiceover with disclaimer, entirely sensible solicitations that I was glad to follow.”
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Article 15 has been given a “U/An” endorsement. “What’s more, that too with ostensible cuts. I am cheerful,” says Anubhav who has quite recently come back from screening Article 15 at the tenth London Indian Festival.
“The reaction was certain from crowds both at London and Birmingham. Around 90 percent of the group of spectators remained back for the Q and A session after the screening. I am told 60 percent of the group of spectators leaves after such screenings. Amazingly, they got all the social and position references despite the fact that 50 percent of the group of spectators was white.”
With respect to those segments of nonconformists who are yelling against Article 15, Anubhav has some exhortation. “Unwind. Take full breaths. Trust that the film will be discharged, heads up and afterward structure your sentiments.”