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CBFC objects to ill-informed Kashmir references in MI

THE ASIAN AGE. | SUBHASH K JHA
Published : Aug 1, 2018, 12:15 am IST
Updated : Aug 1, 2018, 12:15 am IST

The film, with the necessary cuts and modifications, was released in India on July 27.

Prasoon Joshi
 Prasoon Joshi

Makers of the Hollywood film Mission Impossible: Fallout were forced to do away with the shockingly ill-informed references to Kashmir in their film when the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) raised objections.

CBFC Chairman Prasoon Joshi says, “The map of India shown in the film misrepresented the boundaries of Jammu & Kashmir. We, at the CBFC, advised the applicants for Mission Impossible: Fallout to either rectify or remove the map.”

 

Surprisingly, characters in the film also referred to Kashmir as ‘India-controlled Kashmir’. “We asked them to correct it to ‘the Indian State of Jammu & Kashmir’. The integrity and sanctity of our nation’s boundaries cannot and must not be compromised for the sake of cinematic entertainment,” Joshi says.

But rather than making the necessary changes, the makers decided to get rid of the problematic references so that technically, the film had nothing to do with Kashmir. In fact, all the scenes meant to be based in the Kashmir Valley were shot in New Zealand and Norway.

The film, with the necessary cuts and modifications, was released in India on July 27.

 

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