Miss Anara denied censor certificate

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MUMBAI: The Central Board of Film Certification has refused to grant a censor certificate to Miss Anara, the film based on the real life MMS scandal in Jammu that rocked the country two years ago. According to censor board officials, the film, that was slated for a 2 March 2007 release, portrays excessive violence by police officers. The film stars Anara Gupta (on whose life the film is based) with new find Amit Rao along with Mukesh Tiwari, Yashpal Sharma, Vishwajeet Pradhan, Ehsaan Khan, Smita Jaykar and Shehzaad Khan.  

Producer-director K K Yadav affirms, “There is nothing very violent in the film. Miss Anara is based on reality. I feel the censors have objected to the five lengthy scenes in the film where Anara and her mother are tortured. I am prepared to do the needful without disturbing the tempo of the film.”

Miss Anara is Yadav’s maiden venture and has cost him Rs 40 million (Rs four crore) so far, he claims. The film has been simultaneously made in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu, he says.  

Yadav, who plans to release the film across the country with 200 prints under his banner K K Yadav Productions, has already released the music through his company K K Music.