Censor Board for Dramas to take measures for vulgar dialogues in plays !

Hindu-Janajagruti-SamitiPune – Presently, many vulgar Marathi plays are being staged under commercial theatre. Shri. Shivaji Vatkar, the District Coordinator of Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (HJS) for Mumbai, Thane and Raigad had written a detailed letter to Professor Ram Jadhav, the President of Censor Board for Dramas, demanding imposition of restrictions over the same. The Censor Board has now taken various decisions for imposing restrictions on vulgar dialogues in plays. (Congratulations to Prof. Ram Jadhav and his colleagues who took prompt note of HJS letter and initiated action ! It is a big success of small HJS which is trying to curb licentiousness in society ! Hindus should realize that such plays would have adverse effect over future generations making them materialistic; therefore, if they resort to boycott, such plays would not be produced ! – Editor, Dainik Sanatan Prabhat)

1.A meeting of Censor Board was held on 2nd March 2014 at Pune which was attended by Prof. Jadhav, Prakash Paygude, Kiran Yadnyopavit, Tushar Bhadre, Dr. Satish Pavade, Ajey Gampawar, Johny Meshram, Sunil Deshpande etc. and writers, producers and directors of such plays.
2. In this meeting, members showed concern over increasing number of such plays like ‘Tya chaar Yoninchi Goshta’, ‘Yoninchya Manichya Goshti’, ‘Kaamjeevan jaguya…sukhi karuya’, ‘Pandharpeshi Veshya’, ‘Aggressive’, ‘Ek Chaavat Sanhyaakaal’ etc.
3. The Board has asked for references regarding objectionable parts and has asked to delete such parts from these plays.
4. The theatre-persons were also advised to work more responsibly.
Decisions taken in the meeting

1. The draft of play should be examined using the rights stringently; without falling for any pressures.
2. Play cannot be staged with permission of only one member of Censor Board.
3. Facility to take permission for only one show will be cancelled.
4. Plays cannot be staged without written permission of the Censor Board for Dramas.

Source: Hindu Janajagruti Samiti