The Censor Board has refused to clear the “Modi Ka Gaon” feature film based on Prime Minister Narender Modi’s development agenda. The producer of the medium-budget film, Suresh Jha, who has co-directed it with Tushar A. Goel, is crying foul and has blamed the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) of discriminating against the movie due for release on Friday.
Suresh Jha told IANS-:
“Censor board officials informed us they found the film objectionable on three main counts. There is no way I can release it tomorrow (Friday). So I am considering moving the court, They have stipulated conditions which are so difficult to comply with that I might as well forget about releasing the film.”
Jha further added-:
“The film is about Modiji’s development agenda and his vision for transforming the country… How can I possibly portray all this with somebody who does not resemble him,”
The CBFC said: “Submit NOC from PMO regarding Prime Minister’s portrayal/references through a character in the film resembles… (The film portrays development plans, references to Pakistan’s Uri attack, news, and speeches related to the PM).”
It has also sought NOC from the EC “as elections are going on in various parts of the country and the film can be treated as promotional material for political campaigns”.
The film was shot in Patna, Mumbai, Darbhanga, describing Modi’s aim of making all rural and urban centers ‘Smart Villages’ or ‘Smart Cities’.