‘Buddha In A Traffic Jam’, an upcoming political drama which is claimed to be the most controversial movie of the year has been passed by censor board and would be released without any cuts, says Vivek Agnihotri, the director.
At the launch of the film’s trailer, Vivek said that during his interaction with the members of censor board, one of them stated that there must be around 150 to 170 cuts to the movie, but if the film is cut, the film wouldn’t have any meaning. This is the reason they feel that people must watch the movie. Thus, the movie was passed by the censor board without any cuts.
Later, the board members told Agnihotri that there were many rules which stated using objectionable words and burning of flags along with words ‘Bharat Mata as well as 26 January cannot be shown. Although he was absolutely ready for removing the scenes, later owing to objections from the members, the movie passed on without adhering to the rules.
Inspired from the own life of Agnihotri, this movie deals with Maoism and Corruption and is set in a business school where Arunoday Singh is shown the student and Anupam Kher is shown the professor.
Agnihotri also added that no such issues were faced by the censor board. In fact, issues were faced by people who consider that they are bigger than the censor board and can run this country with their own rules.
This is the first film which doesn’t have any ad on TV or press and doesn’t have any hoarding. No one from the industry tweeted about the movie and in spite of that, they have been invited by officers of IAS, FICCI, IIMS or IITs. There is a buzz and it is created only by word of mouth. The film also stars Pallavi Joshi and Mahie Gill and is all set to be released on the 13th of May.