Alia Bhatt comes in support of her mother Soni Razdan’s film 'No Fathers In Kashmir'

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Updated: Jan 17, 2019, 08:44 PM(IST)

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'No Fathers in Kashmir' has been facing trouble with the censor board for the last 6 months  ever since it sent its application in July.

More and more celebrities are pouring in their support for Oscar Nominated director Ashvin Kumar’s film 'No Fathers in Kashmir'. After a barrage of social media support from filmmakers, actors and other personalities including Shashi Tharoor, Swara Bhasker, now actress Alia Bhatt has taken of social media to express her support along with a plea to the CBFC to release the film which stars her mother, actress Soni Razdan in a prominent role.

Alia 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."

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'No Fathers in Kashmir' has been facing trouble with the censor board for the last 6 months  ever since it sent its application in July. The board viewed the film only in October. Both the CBFC and the apex body FCAT have heard the case, and have stated that they would give the film an A certificate. 

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The film is a love story of two 16 year olds set against the backdrop of Kashmir who are individually in search for their missing fathers. The film according to the filmmakers and its supporters has no objectionable content and thus have questioned its A certification. 

Ashvin has earlier 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.

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