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CBFC denies banning 'No fathers in Kashmir'

18 Jan 2019, 04:18 GMT+10

New Delhi [India], Jan 17 (ANI): The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) on Thursday 'clarified' it has not imposed any band on Oscar-nominated director Ashvin Kumar's 'No Father in Kashmir.'

Earlier in the day, Alia Bhatt, whose mother Soni Razdan stars in the film, had taken to social media to urge the CBFC to 'lift the ban'.

She tweeted, "Was soo looking forward to mom's @nofathers_movie nofathersinkashmir!! @Soni_Razdan @ashvinkumar

team worked super hard for this honest teens love story in Kashmir. Really hope the CBFC would lifttheban. It's a film about empathy

compassion.. let's give love a chance!"

However, according to Tushar Karmarkar, Regional Officer, CBFC, Mumbai, the news of the ban is "completely false."

"We are disappointed with the misinformation being spread about the film 'No fathers in Kashmir'. Any news of CBFC banning this film is completely false. And all responsible people should take account of that," he said.

Karmarkar further stated that the "filmmakers of 'No fathers in Kashmir' have already been offered an adult certificate, and the reasons thereof have clearly been communicated to them. It's unfortunate that unwarranted pressure is being put by spreading misinformation of a 'ban'."

The film, a love story of two 16-year-olds who are individually searching for their missing father, stars Razdan, Anshuman Jha and Kulbulshan Kharbanda. (ANI)

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