Supreme Court directs Censor Board to solve Rann’s issue case within a month

May 25th, 2009 - 7:00 pm ICT by ANI  

Ram Gopal Varma New Delhi, May 25 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Censor Board to solve the controversy over a song from a forthcoming Bollywood movie ‘Rann’ within a month.

This directive was pronounced by the judges hearing a petition filed by the director of the movie, Ram Gopal Varma.

“The movie made by me happens to be ‘Rann’. There is one song in the movie that is inspired by the national anthem. The Censor Board banned this song and they have ordered not to pass the promo of the film. We have appealed to the Supreme Court. The apex court has said that the Censor Board has to take the decision on the matter within a month,” said Ram Gopal Varma.Reportedly, the title song of the film sound like the lyrics ‘Jana Gana Mana Rann Hai’ has been twisted from the national anthem ‘Jana Gana Mana…’.

Consequently, the Censor Board did not approve of the song in the movie and had banned its promos.

Reacting to it, Ram Gopal Varma appealed against the ban on the title song in the Supreme Court.

‘Rann’, delves into the highly competitive world of television news reporting in India, putting the spotlight on the media industry’s insatiable appetite for advertisers and viewers.

The film is touted as a behind-the-scenes look at how news channels greedy for ratings are being manipulated into sensationalise stories to grab eyeballs.

Apart from Amitabh Bachchan, the movie also features Paresh Rawal, Manisha Koirala and Rajat Kapoor, Riteish Deshmukh, Purab Kohli and Gul Panag.

In the film, Amitabh Bachchan plays the head of a round-the-clock news channel. (ANI)

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