Entertainment: Director formally says ‘No’ to CBFC suggestions on Amartya documentary

The director of The Argumentative Indian on Tuesday said he has formally said ‘No’ to the CBFC regarding the recommendations

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Photo by Ramesh Pathania/Mint via Getty Images

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Director Suman Ghosh refused to keep on mute six words/phrases in his documentary on Nobel laureate Amartya Sen The Argumentative Indian as recommended by the CBFC Regional office.

The director on Tuesday said he has formally said ‘No’ to the CBFC regarding the recommendations.

“I came to know it is an online process now where you can only opt for ‘Yes’ if you accept their (CBFC) suggestions or ‘No’ if you reject their suggestions. After verbally communicating with me on July 11, later on they sent me the letter bearing the same suggestions to keep on mute six parts (both words and phrases) - Gujarat, in India, Hindu, cow, these days and Hindutva for granting ‘U’ certification. In my formal response I opted for ‘No’ option as there is no question of reconsidering my stand of effecting not a single cut in an Amartya Sen documentary,” Ghosh said.

“But since if a director says ‘no’ in such situations, his film has to go to the revising committee, I guess I have to appear before the revising committee now in Mumbai,”he said.

Akshay Kumar met jawans at ITBP headquarters in Delhi

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Akshay Kumar with Jawan

Akshay Kumar visited the headquarters of the Sino-India border guarding force ITBP in Delhi on Wednesday.

He met jawans and officers of the mountain-warfare trained force and said he recognises the hardships faced by the troops and will take steps to help them get an enhanced recognition, a senior ITBP officer said.

He took to Twitter and shared the pictures of his visit.

Akshay was also shown a display of equipment and gadgets used by the force during operations as he interacted with the personnel and said he also would visit the forward posts of the paramilitary.

ITBP Director General (DG) R K Pachnanda and other senior officials told the actor about the functioning of the force in high-altitude areas and other risk-prone areas, the officer said.

Earlier this year, Kumar, along with Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh had launched an online government portal called Bharatkeveer where any person can donate funds to the families of those Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) personnel who were killed in the line of duty.

The about 80,000 personnel strong force raised in 1962, in the aftermath of the Chinese aggression, is primarily tasked to guard the 3,488-km China border apart from rendering a variety of duties in the internal security domain of the country.

Have to fight for everything in life, says Kangana

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A file photo of Kangana Ranaut

Actress Kangana Ranaut said maybe it is her destiny that she has to fight hard to get everything in life but she has made peace with it. She was speaking at the trailer launch of Simran in Mumbai on Tuesday.

“My journey has been quite different. While flying to Mumbai for the conference, I was thinking about all sorts of questions that would be asked to me here. So I thought, ‘Has my journey really been unusual or is it only me who thinks that way?’”

“But the one aspect that is striking about my journey is that I have to fight for everything in life, even the smallest of the things. I don't know why it happens. Maybe it is my destiny but I have made peace with it.”

The actress said people might give her several tags but she will eventually take what is hers.

At the event, she was accompanied by director Hansal Mehta, who revealed that much before they collaborated for Simran, he had approached her with a film post her debut in Gangster.

The actress took to twitter and shared the trailer of Simran.

Simran is scheduled to release on September 15.

With inputs from PTI

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