It's not a good environment in the film industry: Govinda
The actor says he is disappointed about the Central Board of Film Certification's opposition to his forthcoming film, Rangeela Raja
Govinda's next film, Rangeela Raja, written and produced by former Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chairman Pahlaj Nihalani has run into issues after the certifying body suggested 20 cuts in the film for its theatrical release.
To oppose the CBFC's decision, producer Pahlaj Nihalani had filed a petition earlier this month saying the suggestions were unjustified and uncalled for as he firmly believed that the film was not vulgar in any manner. He also hit out at the present CBFC head Prasoon Joshi, accusing him of being "politically motivated".
When asked when the film will get released, Govinda said: "We will let media and audiences know about the release date of the film. It is unfortunate that CBFC has censored a few scenes of our film and because of that, we had to take legal route to release it."
Govinda added, "I don't see any controversial scenes in the film. I think it has been deliberately done to stop its release and it's not a good environment in the film industry. I started my career with Pahlaj Nihalani's film, so I hope this film also releases without any difficulties."
Earlier, at a press conference, Govinda said that over the last few years some people were deliberately opposing his films' release by not giving enough screen space and now with the CBFC issue.
Answering if these things hurt him, Govinda said, "It doesn't hurt me as a person because in the initial period of my career, I haven't seen such kind of treatment to my films. However, now people from politics are entering into the film business and people from the industry are entering into politics. This could be the reason for such things happening. In the south film industry, we will never see such things because they co-operate with each other. So, we should learn something from them."
Rangeela Raja is a comedy film, written and produced by Nihalani, and directed by Sikander Bharti. The film also features Shakti Kapoor, Prem Chopra and Mishika Chourasia and Anupama Agnihotri in the lead.