Censor Board denied clearance to a Gujarati film based on Hardik Patel on several grounds, its makers said today. The decision was conveyed to the makers of ‘Power of Patidar’ today after a committee of the statutory body watched the movie on Friday in Mumbai.
“The movie was screened before a CBFC committee on Friday at Mumbai. After the screening, the committee clearly told our producer Dipak Soni this movie will not get clearance from the Board. They have not suggested any cuts. They have outrightly denied clearance to the movie,” Patel told a news agency.
The clearance was denied on several grounds including objections against the usage of real names of all the key leaders of Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS), headed by Hardik to get OBC status for Patel community.
Now the makers have decided to knock the doors of Film Certification Appellate Tribunal to overturn the CBFC decision. It is noteworthy that this is the second movie which has been denied nod by CBFC within one month.