No Fathers in Kashmir controversy: Soni Razdan, Alia Bhatt, Shashi Tharoor lend support
The Soni Razdan starrer No Fathers in Kashmir is still awaiting clearance from the Central Board of Film Certification. Directed by the Oscar-nominated Ashvin Kumar, the film was previously denied a 'U' certificate, which forced the makers to move the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal (FCAT). A report in the National Herald said that multiple committees have seen the film and each time a completely new set of cuts have been suggested. Amidst all the confusion surrounding the fate of this film, many known voices are lending support.
A source speaking to the National Herald said, “…at the last screening for the CBFC, the producers were even declined legal representation and the new panel suggested new cuts and brand new reasons completely ignoring their own earlier decision and suggested cuts by a different set of people from the CBFC.” No Fathers in Kashmir has been stuck with the censor board for about six months now. According to reports, director Ashvin Kumar said that the film did not have any nude or vulgar scenes and appealed to the FCAT against the A certificate that the film received.
With the film langusihing in the corridors of the censor board, numerous celebrities including Alia Bhatt, Swara Bhasker, Pritish Nandy, Shashi Tharoor tweeted in support of the film.
No Fathers with Kashmir joins the list of several other films that faced issues with the CBFC. This includes the likes of Padmavaat, Udta Punjab and Why Cheat India. We hope this film sees the light of day soon.