Looks like the problems for Nawazuddin Siddiqui‘s Haraamkhor are never ending. The film has one of the most interesting subjects we have come across in the recent times, however a few people in India don’t think so! Haraamkhor, which is about the love story of a teacher with his girl student, was banned by the CBFC (Central Board of Film Certification) last year. It however appealed this decision in front of the FCAT (Film Certification Appellate Tribunal) and won its case. The movie was given an U/A certificate and the producers – Anurag Kashyap and Guneet Monga swung into action to release their film. But looks like another issue has cropped up out of nowhere…
The moral police is back at work and to stop the release of the film, some self proclaimed activists have created an issue of the abusive word being used in the title of the movie. In fact, the makers of Haraamkhor including Guneet have even got several threatening emails and messages suggesting to them that it’s incorrect and a wrong influence to have such words and expressions in films. Some people have even claimed to be into politics and suggested that they would create an issue if the film is released. This has made the producers worried, but they haven’t filed any case till now as no harm has been done to them.
As producer Guneet Monga revealed, “As a creative person in the film industry, it’s disheartening to see people make judgments of films, actors and content without actually having seen it themselves. Getting such messages and emails from random self authorized moral police really needs to stop but I guess people will do what they have to do. We have got our judgment and the film will release. We will keep an action prepared in case if there’s any intentional harm being caused to our film, however currently we don’t wish to dig in further and give such individuals and groups more reason to be unreasonable.”
What do you guys have to say about this situation? Do you also think the word Haraamkhor should not be in a title of a movie? Or is it fine? Share with us your thoughts in the comments section below!