After a complaint about vulgar and obscene dialogues of the film Grand Masti, the Central Board of Film Certification on Monday said it has constituted an inquiry against the movie.
Some activists and elected representatives complained to the censor board about the film’s content and commodification of women.
On Monday, Pratibha Naithani, a lecturer of St Xavier’s College, Vidya Chavan, NCP MLC, and members of NGO Bharatiya Stree Shakti met Pankaja Thakur, chief executive officer of the Central Board of Film Certification. Those elected representatives whose names were on the letter but were not present are Neelam Gorge, Sena MLC and Shobna Fadnavis from BJP.
“The dialogues are so bad that I was hesitant to even write about them in the complaint letter. Even though the movie is rated A, adult films too come under some censor certification. Just because it is adult comedy, it does not mean that anything can be allowed,” added Naithani.
Chavan said she had written a letter before the movie’s release as the trailer itself was very objectionable. “The movie should not have been released the way it is. Now that it has, we want to ensure that the censor board is careful next time around,” said Naithani.
Pankaja Thakur, chief executive officer of the board, said: “I have communicated the grievance to the CBFC chairperson and an inquiry has been set up. However, I have not received a letter from them.”
Naithani said: “The letter was given to a senior officer in the regional board. It should have reached her.” Those handling public relations of Grand Masti did not get back to dna.