One of this week’s release is Sharib Hashmi-starrer, Phullu. Just a day before the release the movie created a storm on social media, with Twitterati lashing out at CBFC for giving the movie an A certificate. You see, Phullu is made on socially relevant topic. It talks about the taboo surrounding menstruation, and is a story of a man who vowed to fight it.
Then there was the fact that the central theme of the movie is very similar to Akshay Kumar’s still-on floors film, Padman.
We got a chance to chat with Sharib about these two major problems. Here are the excerpts:
Twitter is raging with posts calling out CBFC for certifying a socially relevant film like Phullu with an ‘A’ certificate. What is your take on that?
As per me, I don’t get at all why Phullu has been given a A certificate. Its a clean film and addresses a very strong social issue. When the entire day there are ads of sanitary pads running and even kids can watch it. So why can’t we talk about the taboo that is attached to the topic through a film? Why has it been given A certificate is out of my comprehension!
The audience will get limited due to the certification and it will miss the target audience…
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