CBFC cancels scheduled TV broadcast of Oscar-winning film The Danish Girl
The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), headed by Pahlaj Nihalani, has cancelled the scheduled broadcast of the Oscar-winning film The Danish Girl on Sony Le PLEX HD, a Sony Pictures Network channel.
The channel also tweeted out about its inability to telecast the television premiere of the internationally acclaimed film.
We know how much you wished to watch The Danish Girl this Sunday & regret the inconvenience caused. We thank you for your constant support. pic.twitter.com/eti2TAxBRV
— Sony Le PLEX HD (@SonyLePLEXHD) March 24, 2017
“The whole subject is controversial, and it’s unsuitable to be viewed by children. It talks about a man who wants a sex change and has a genital operation to become a woman. The subject is sensitive and how do you edit a subject like that?” Mumbai Mirror quoted a CBFC board member as saying.
The board member added that the reason The Danish Girl (which got an 'A' certification) was released in theatres with zero cuts was "to retain the essence of the movie as it sensitively shows the dilemma of a person who doesn’t identify with his gender".
A film which gets an 'A' certification has to reapply for certification for broadcasting on TV because the medium has a wider reach.