KATHMANDU, Feb 18: After inciting controversy over its use of army uniform and the subsequent protest by the army, Badhshala seeks to get the green light and continue its journey towards movie theatres. In the film, Badhshala depicts torture inflicted by army personnel.
Following the Ministry of Defense’s letter to the Ministry of Information and Communications, in late January, expressing its displeasure at the use of army uniform and asking for the ban of the film, it has now been submitted to the Censor Board and its fate will be decided on Tuesday, February 19.
Director Manoj Pandit informed that the tax for the film was paid today and concerned army personnel have also been invited to a screening on Tuesday. “I’ve requested them to join us on Tuesday for the screening. I’m hopeful that once they watch the film their doubts will be cleared, and everything can be settled,” he said.
The army was unavailable for any comments. If permission is granted after careful observation by the Censor Board, Badhshala will be released on March 8.