“The film has been denied certification as it may incite law and order problem if released in its present form, as the film is based on the life of (quota agitation leader) Hardik Patel who is in prison and the matter is subjudiced,” CBFC office superintendent, who looks after regional films, K D Kamble told PTI.
He added that there are dialogues against Dr B R Ambedkar and reservation policy.
“We recently received reply from CBFC in which it said that the movie is based on Hardik Patel. Our film is not based on Hardik Patel’s life. We have based the film on the Patidar reservation agitation,” director Rajesh Gohil said.
Along with the chief minister, makers have invited minister of state for home Rajanikant Patel and opposition leader Shankersinh Vaghela.
“If they accept our request, we will show them our film at their place at their convenient time. If they suggest any valid changes, we will be carrying out those and thereafter go for the CBFC certification,” said Deeepak Soni, the maker of movie.
“Our film is on the present system of education and employment and doing away with the quota system. The shooting of the film is over and now the editing process is on. It will be ready by July-end” says Himmat Ladumore, the producer.
Whether it is approved by the board or not, it is to be seen.
Last year, Patel leaders in Gujarat caused a stir demanding reservations for their community. The months-long upheaval resulted in several deaths. Their leader Hardik Patel is in jail after being charged with sedition among other offences.