Mumbai, Jun 9: National Award-winning movie producer Shyam Benegal has applauded “Udta Punjab” for demonstrating a “genuine issue” in the state and he says in opposition to recognition the film does not depict Punjab in terrible light.
Benegal, who heads the administration named blue pencil board redo council, was demonstrated the film, in view of medication misuse in Punjab, yesterday, in the midst of the control contention around it.
“It’s an amazingly well-made film however it likewise indicates out a somewhat heartbreaking actuality that medications steered from Central Asia to Afghanistan come into India by means of Punjab and the state is helpless against this sort of invasion, which has created issues over a timeframe,” he told a TV news channel.
The executive, 81, said a great part of the level headed discussion over the motion picture was started in light of the fact that individuals think the film is against the condition of Punjab. Benegal said this thought isn’t right.
“The film in that sense focuses to an imperative issue. I don’t think one ought to take it into imply that state is intriguing with it. This is total wrong perusing of the film itself as per me.
“I have an inclination a considerable measure of discussion has begun on the grounds that everyone feels that it is accusing the state for the opposite state is powerless,” the executive said.
Benegal, nonetheless, declined to remark on the cuts requested by the blue pencil board in the motion picture.
“I might not want to remark on the issue since I don’t wish to meddle in the working of the CBFC.”
One cut, which evoked an immense open deliberation, is the expulsion of “Punjab” from the motion picture and its title.
Whenever inquired as to whether the control board is supported in making this interest and whether movie producers ought to be given finished innovative flexibility, Benegal said, “I won’t remark on it since it’s the producer’s perspective. Whether “Punjab” ought to have been utilized, I won’t say as it has a great deal to do with sensibilities and sensitivities. The essential thing is that the producer has managed a major issue.”
The debate took a political turn after gatherings like AAP and Congress pointed the finger at Nihalani of clasping under weight from the Punjab government while Nihalani blamed Anurag Kashyap for taking cash from AAP.
In the mean time, another load up part, Chandramukh Sharma, has taken a stand in opposition to the working of Nihalani after Ashoke Pandit.
“On the off chance that the executive has recommended this kind of disclaimers, I would ask for the director to go to the focal government and solicit to change the name from CBFC to professional of government,” Sharma said.
At the point when gotten some information about the cuts proposed by Nihalani for the film, he said, “Absolutely unjustified. The territorial officer and administrator have surpassed their forces. They don’t have power to do propose this sort of cuts.