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Director of Phullu movie Abhishek Saxena has rejected the claims made by Twinkle Khanna and Akshay Kumar about PadMan movie being the first to discuss menstrual hygiene and health.
Abhishek Saxena claimed that his movie Phullu was the first, that talked about periods and menstrual hygiene. He registered it in 2015 and already had the censor certificate as well. He further exposed that the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has also been very partial towards him and is now supporting Akshay’s film blindly.
According to media reports, Saxena has questioned the CBFC on giving PadMan a U/A certificate while he got an “A” certificate for his movie Phullu without having any adult scene. “I was given an explanation that “menstruation” subject in itself is an “adult” subject. We wanted to show the movie to schoolchildren to educate the masses but were refused to do so because the movie had an “A” certificate. Because of the “A” certificate, my movie faced many losses,” he claimed.
Not only this, Phullu’s producer has also said that what the team of PadMan is telling the world that it is the world’s first movie based on menstrual hygiene, which is not true.
Though they support the motive behind PadMan’s efforts, they feel that PadMan’s team should not be given the right to make false claims at the expense of various artists who worked in the movie Phullu.
Phullu’s team is asking CBFC to explain why they are having a different set of rules for both movies?
Phullu is all set for its first World television premiere on 24th January 2018 at 7 pm on DD National.
Earlier in the month, the PadMan movie and its makers were in the news after actor Akshay Kumar, who on request of Padmaavat’s director Sanjay Leela Bhansali, had delayed the release of his movie to 9 February. PadMan was earlier scheduled to be released on 25 January.