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IFFK: Nude couldn’t be screened due to delay in censor exemption, reveals Ravi Jadhav

The film was unable to be screened at the IFFI in Goa last month after I & B Ministry's interference.

Keyur Seta

Ravi Jadhav’s Marathi film Nude was selected for screening at the ongoing International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) in Kochi. However, the film won’t be screened over there due to the delay in the process of obtaining censor exemption. The news is shared by Jadhav himself. 

On his Facebook profile, the director revealed how the entire matter played out. After the film was selected for the screening at IFFK, the organizers got a letter from the Information and Broadcasting Ministry asking them to get the censor exemption for the film. Following this, the makers started the censor exemption process. 

“The censor screening happened on Thursday 7 December. The certificate was expected on the same day. But as there was a difference opinion among the committee members over the certification, the final decision was to be taken by the CBFC chairman (Prasoon Joshi). We were told that the decision will be taken on 8 December. But we are still waiting for their decision. Due to this, despite trying till the end, the film wasn’t shown at the festival,” said Jadhav. 

The filmmaker is thankful to the organizers. “In the entire matter, the festival officials gave us ample support, for which we are thankful to them. We regret the fact that cinegoers weren’t able to watch the film. We are hopeful that things would become better and the film will be seen by the audience,” he signed off. 

Similarly, despite being selected by the jury for screening, Nude was dropped from IFFI (International Film Festival of India) last month after I & B Ministry’s interference.