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Public protest by Christian group forces changes in Indian film

Catholic World News - November 16, 2011

Protests by a Mumbai-based Catholic group have forced Indian movie producers to remove objectionable scenes from a film that is scheduled to be released on November 18.

Following protests by the Catholic Secular Forum (CSF), the producers of Kaun Hai Waha? (Who is that?) organized a special screening for prominent Catholics after deleting one scene in which Jesus is stabbed and another showing the Cross upside-down. “They have also removed the controversial posters (of the scenes) and apologized,” Joseph Dias, the founder of the Catholic Group, reported from Mumbai, from the location of the world’s largest film production center, known as Bollywood.

Dias pointed out that the producers of the movie responded after the group filed criminal charges for offending the Christian community. He questioned why a government board of censors had originally approved the movie with the objectionable scenes.

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