New Delhi, Apr 23 (): The Information and Broadcast Ministry told Sony TV to broadcast Vidya Balan’s ‘The Dirty Picture’, after main time, that’s after 11 pm. Earlier, Sony TV got permission from I and B ministry to telecast the movie on Sunday April 22 at 12 noon and at 8 pm, after censoring 56 scenes and receiving U/A certificate from censor board.
The letter dated on April 21 from the ministry to Sony TV stated that the TV channel should stop telecasting the movie ‘The Dirty Picture’ which is certified ‘UA’ at the evening and day times on Sunday.
The official sources said anyhow, if the channel Sony TV wishes to telecast the ‘UA’ certified movie, they can telecast during late-night hours mainly after 11p.m.
Tusshar posted that it is sad to inform the movie in spite of receiving three National Awards; the controlling forces have stopped the show.
Sony TV ran a scroll announcing its viewers that they felt sorry about the unavoidable reasons that happened preventing the channel from telecasting the movie on Sunday noon and evening.
The film is based on the story of Silk Smitha, late southern actress and the movie fetched Vidya Balan National Award. The movie also features Emraan Hashmi and Naseeruddin Shah.
The movie was certified U/A by the Central Board of Film Certification after the film makers censored in 36 scenes by themselves and censored in other 22 scenes as per the suggestion of the censor board. So, totally the movie was censored in 56 scenes to get U/A certificate.
CBFC had instructed the movie should be telecasted late night hours when parents are with the children to appropriately guide their kids, said sources.
Earlier, a city lawyer filed the appeal pursuing to stop telecasting the movie as the movie contained few sex scenes which could not be viewed along with children.