Raveena Tandon starrer ‘Shab’ which released in July this year makes headlines as the actress was seen romancing actor who is 13 years younger than her. Directed by Onir, Shab revolves around some people from different states meet in Delhi where they all are chasing their dreams. The lead male Ashish Bish is a model, Arpita Chatterjee is a coffee shop girl falls in love with him. Raveena Tandon played the role of Ashish’s mentor.
But now, Censor Board has been denied a film’s television premiere. The Censor Board has refused to give a U/A certificate to them, citing that their film glorifies homosexuality and extra-marital affairs.
According to film producer Sheetal Talwar,”Rejecting our film outright is ridiculous. If Pahlaj Nihalani (ex CBFC CEO, who was asked to leave on August 11) had rejected the film, the whole world would have risen against him. Wasn’t that man just doing his job?”
Earlier, the film was given A certificate with some audio cuts.
Sheetal, for one, feels that if My Brother Nikhil and Moonlight can be shown on TV, why not their Shab? “Did My Brother Nikhil and Moonlight not dwell on homosexuality? Those films were given adequate number of cuts and then allowed on TV. Why couldn’t we be weighed on the same scale?”