Alia Bhatt comes in support of her mother’s film No Fathers In Kashmir, post tweet to plea CBFC!
Alia Bhatt came out in support of the short film No Father in Kashmir and shared a Tweet pleading for its release. The movie has been directed by Ashvin Kumar and features Soni Razdan in a key role.
Oscar-nominated director Ashvin Kumar’s No Father in Kashmir has been in the limelight for quite some time now. The short film has been facing a hard time to get the desired certification from the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC). In July 2018, the film was given an ‘A’ certificate which made Ashvin question the CBFC as he felt it was discriminatory to a small independent film. After several personalities including Shashi Tharoor and Swara Bhaskar came out in support of the film, more and more celebrities are backing Ashvin's directorial to get its desired certification.
Now, actress Alia Bhatt has taken of social media to express her support. Alia Bhatt pleaded the CBFC for the release, as her mother Soni Razdan is a part of the film. The 'Gully Boy' actress 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
No Fathers in Kashmir has been in censor trouble for the last almost 6 months after its application in July and it’s first viewing which happened only in October. Both the CBFC and the apex body FCAT have heard the case and maintained to give the film an A certificate. The film is a love story of two 16-year-olds set against the backdrop of Kashmir who is individually in search for their missing fathers. The film according to the filmmakers and its supporters has no objectionable content and thus the question and argument on its inappropriate A certification. Ashvin has earlier even won two National Awards for his films Inshallah Kashmir and Inshallah Football, both of which were earlier banned and later awarded. The filmmakers have continually requested the board to give it a U/A certification to allow the film to be viewed by a larger audience citing that film is a story that deserves to be viewed by all.
The dispute is still ongoing and the matter is yet to be resolved, leaving the filmmakers in a lurk with no immediate sigh of relief to get a clearance for a deserving release. The film stars Soni Razdan, Anshuman Jha and Kulbulshan Kharbanda and it’s yet to get a release date owing to its censor issues.
Will Alia Bhatt's tweet about 'No Father's In Kashmir' to be considered by the officials of CBFC? Let's us wait for the confirmation!