Barbers demand ban on belittling of vocations in movies

September 2nd, 2008 - 12:52 am ICT by IANS  

Chennai, Sep 1 (IANS) An organisation of hair stylists in Tamil Nadu Monday launched a protest with the Censor Board demanding a ban on depiction of members of any profession in poor light in any film in future.”We presented a memorandum to Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) and demanded re-censoring of ‘Kuselan’. We have also requested a future ban on all professions being belittled in films,” Tamil Nadu Barbers’ Association president M. Natesan said.

“The attitude of the director hurt us more than the scenes, as P. Vasu said only a fake barber was shown in bad light. The director claimed we were out to merely create trouble,” said the body’s general secretary M.G. Bhagyanathan.

The members had courted arrest during a demonstration outside the residence of director P. Vasu last week.

The film has been mired in controversies since its release last month.

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