Mumbai: Tibetans craving for a free country for more than half a century are dismayed and disappointed over the loss of that one moment in the Bollywood film Rockstar in which their cause has been obliterated by the censor board.
The film has been asked by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) to delete the Free Tibet flag in the song Saadda Haq in the film, the obvious reason being not to hurt Indo-China relations.
A spokesperson for the filmmaker told Gulf News that they have agreed to blur the image of the flag. The movie which is being released tomorrow in India will have U/A (universal with parental guidance) rating.
Tenzin Tsundue, a Tibetan poet, writer and activist, said, "We did go and meet Pankaja Thakur, CEO of CBFC, to ask her why the banner has been blurred. She, however, questioned the relevance of the scene showing the Free Tibet slogan on the flag.
"She also told us that film director Imtiaz Ali had voluntarily agreed to delete the scene." All attempts to get in touch with Ali failed, he added.