'Shorgul' banned in Muzaffarnagar

Jimmy Shergill and Ashutosh Rana starrer film 'Shorgul' based on intolerance is in news from long time. Recently producers of the film said that film has been banned in Muzaffarnager of Uttar Pradesh. 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots are also shown in the film. Film producers claimed that very sensitive issue has been raised in the film, So because of Fear of communal violence in Muzaffarnagar, Collector of the city has stopped the screening of the film in the theaters. Apart from Muzaffarnagar riots, Godhara, Babri Mosque issue are also raised. Vyas Verma, one of the producers said, 'We have again and again said that Shorgul is not based of any specific incident, but a reflection of what happens in our society, shows you issues that concern the nation. Uttar Pradesh is just the backdrop.' He added, 'This news is unfortunate and sad. I want to ask the administration that why are they only banning the film in Muzaffarnagar. Are they afraid of anything? Don’t the people of Muzaffarnagar have the right to see what’s happening in our country? Every person has right to see the film, because film has raised the voice of the common man.' Earlier this month, a PIL filed by Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader Milan Som against the film was dismissed by the Allahabad High Court bench in Lucknow. Film producer Amar Singh said, 'We don't wish to defame any political party. We want important issues to raise and we want people to go back with such questions and and a possible resolve towards a more logical India.' FIlm is releasing on 24th June.