Are You Under 15 Years? You Can’t Watch ‘Sanju’ in the UK Then

Are You Under 15 Years? You Can’t Watch ‘Sanju’ in the UK Then

Are Indian censors more liberal than their British counterparts?
Are You  Under 15 Years? You Can’t Watch ‘Sanju’ in the UK Then

It seems the Indian censor board has now  become far more liberal than its  international counterparts. While in India Raj Kumar  Hirani  Sanjay Dutt  bio-pic  Sanju, all set  for release this Friday, in spite of  its allegedly controversial moral stance on Sanjay Dutt’s culpability  as  a terror-accused ,  has been given a ‘UA’ certificate by the  Indian censor board,  in the United  Kingdom  the film has been rated ‘15’ which  is to say, non-adults below the age  of  15 are not allowed  to see Sanju in Great Britain.

The reason given by  the  British  Board  Of  Film Certification  for barring children and teenagers  under 15 from seeing Sanju  is  “drug references, drug misuse , infrequent strong  sex references.”

While  Prasoon Joshi , the  chairperson  of the  Central Board Of Film Certification remained  unavailable  for comment, former CBFC chairperson Pahlaj Nihalani commented, “I think the  censor  board has gone from sanskari during my tenure , to liberal in no time at all. If a film that is seen to be  unsuited  for audiences under 15 in the UK is okayed for  children under 12 accompanied by adults in  India, then we should definitely  feel liberal as a nation.”

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