As actress Soni Razdan awaits the censor board's green signal for her film "No Fathers In Kashmir", her daughter and actress Alia Bhatt has come out in support of the film. Alia Bhatt on Thursday took to social media and urged the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) to lift the 'ban' on the film. She wrote, "Was so looking forward to mom's 'No Fathers In Kashmir'... The team worked super hard for this honest teens love story in Kashmir. Really hope the CBFC would lift the ban. It's a film about empathy and compassion. Let's give love a chance."
The film is directed by Ashvin Kumar, who has been struggling to get a U/A certificate for it. In December 2018, Ashvin had said the CBFC after an inordinate delay of nearly 90 days and of giving him no clarity on what it was finding objectionable in the film, came up with a list of cuts that he and his team objected to as "the cuts proposed were based neither on reality nor on law".
He even went to the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal (FCAT) for relief, but they returned it to the CBFC as the latter did not give us a legally-mandated hearing. Earlier, actress Swara Bhaskar and Congress leader Shashi Tharoor too came forward in support of the film.
On a related note, Alia Bhatt appeared on India TV’s show Aap Ki Adalat and shared some interesting aspects of her life. Recalling an incident of her childhood, Alia said that she can't tolerate failure. Alia said that when she couldn't win in the annual sports day during her 4th standard, she was quite disappointed and went to her father Mahesh Bhatt. Even when her film Shandaar tanked at the box office, her father was there beside her. Alia said, ''At that time my father told me 'Best revenge is a massive success'''. She put the quote on a board and hung it on the wall behind her bed. Following it, she gave many hits such as Kapoor & Sons, Dear Zindagi, Udta Punjab, etc.
(With IANS inputs)