If you are baffled by the equation in the header, let me dissect it one by one.
TDP – The Dirty Picture
I & B – Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
KLPD – That’s easy. And if not, google. One should know it.
So what really happened?
Last year’s one of the biggest hits, The Dirty Picture was suppose to be aired today on Sony TV at 12 and 8pm. Since the film was rated Adult, there was a petition against the film to stop its telecast. But the Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court cleared its screening after the film went through 56 cuts. The PTI report which was carried in TOI is here.
Then last night (21st april) at about 11pm, the I & B Ministry sent a notice and asked Sony to stop the telecast. Print Ads were out in the newspapers today. Promos were running. All of a sudden it was a KLPD. Nobody knows exactly why.
What’s baffling is the way the notice was sent in last minute. Also, once the Court has cleared it, can the Ministry stop it? Am not sure how does it work. If someone knows, please do enlighten us in the comments.
And this comes at a time when the Censor Board is really trying to push the envelope and is in favour of a new rating system. With new members on board, there’s an approach to give more freedom to the filmmakers. It’s like one step forward and two backwards.
This can happen only in this country – the lead actress gets the National Award for the film but the film isn’t allowed to be telecast. May be because the government has better Dirty Pictures to offer, like this one.