Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Deshdrohi Banned in Mumbai

The state government on Wednesday banned the about to be released Hindi film Deshdrohi, saying it would create a divide between north Indians and Marathis. A low budget film by Bhojpuri film-maker Kamal Khan, who also plays the lead, is about a north Indian migrant's struggle in Mumbai. It was banned under Section 6 of the Bombay Cinema Regulation Act, 1963, which empowers the state or police to suspend screening - even if the film is cleared by the censor board - if they think it can create a law-and-order problem.

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