The Pahlaj Nihalani-led Censor Board, which has been the subject of public debate and scrutiny in recent times, now seems split open with Board member Dr Chandraprakash Dwivedi writing a strong-worded letter to Mr Nihalani over the edits ordered in the Anushka Sharma starrer 'NH10'.
In the letter, Dr. Dwivedi objected to the chopping of certain cuss-words from the film. He wrote that the Board had decided that the list of banned words that was issued a few weeks ago would not be implemented without "detailed discussion among the board members and the cross society."
Further, he described the cuts prescribed for NH10 as 'violation of trust.'
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Dr Dwivedi wrote "I have started feeling uncomfortable of being a part of an esteemed institution where, collective decision of the Board is ignored or collective voice is unheard." He has asked for an urgent meeting of the Board to address "several uncomfortable issues". The matter has now reportedly been referred to Rajyavardhan Rathore, Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting.
Initially,the film 'NH10' was denied certification by the Board, but later passed with nine cuts.