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Jeevitha slams Degree College director over obscenity

She alleged that some Telugu films are promoting obscenity through their films and such content will send a wrong message to the people

Published: 03rd May 2019

Actor-filmmaker Jeevitha Rajasekhar expressed displeasure over several filmmakers lacking social responsibility and slammed director Narasimha Nandi for misleading youth with his upcoming film Degree College. Speaking at the trailer launch of the film, Jeevitha found the content in the film's trailer objectionable.

"I'm the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) member and I think you shouldn't have invited me for the trailer launch. I know the trailer is yet to be censored. Unfortunately, after the release of Arjun Reddy, RX 100, people were under the impression that Telugu filmmakers can't do away with lovemaking and intense lip-lock scenes in our films. It's inappropriate to raise objection on such aspects at these promotional events, but I would like to reiterate that beauty doesn't lie in too much skin show or whatsoever,” said Jeevitha.

She alleged that some Telugu films are promoting obscenity through their films and such content will send a wrong message to the people. “We take bath in the bathroom, sleep in the bedroom and sit in the hall at home. We don't take a bath in the hall, right? There are romance and sex in everyone's life, but one should display such emotions at an appropriate (private) place. There is no need to engage in such awkward acts on the road," she said. 

Jeevitha asserted that filmmakers need to adhere to social responsibility and films like these will have a negative influence on youth. "There is a wrong notion in our industry that a film will be successful if a heroine was made to strip or acts in an intimate scene. That is absurd and it won't guarantee any success. We are not here to tell how a film has to be made, but if such things were shown on television or an interview, it won't look good. Filmmakers have to abide by the certification norms of the Censor Board," added Jeevitha.

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