Broadcast of The Danish Girl put on hold
Sony Pictures Network’s channel, Sony Le PLEX HD tweeted saying one of their upcoming films The Danish Girl has been dropped from telecast due to reservations raised by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC). Reportedly, CBFC has communicated to them that the film is unsuitable for viewing by Indian audiences below 18.
The Oscar winning film The Danish Girl stars Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander and was to be aired on Sony Le PLEX on Sunday, 26 March. The film has Eddie playing Elbe, one of the first recipients of a sex reassignment surgery and it won an Oscar for Alicia in the Best Supporting Actress category last year.
The channel tweeted about their inability to telecast the film as they had not received the necessary certification to broadcast it.
The CBFC is empowered to recommend video and audio cuts for any film that is submitted to them for television broadcast.
Normally the CBFC would advise on cuts in the film but in this case it has halted the broadcast.
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