India asks censor board to remove controversial scenes from ‘Oppenheimer’

India has asked its Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) to remove the controversial scenes from the recently released ‘Oppenheimer’, based on the life of J Robert Oppenheimer, IANS reported quoting sources.

According to sources, the government has asked the CBFC to remove all the controversial scenes from the movie. ‘Oppenheimer’ released last week and is based on the life of Robert Oppenheimer, who had a connection with the Hindu holy scripture Bhagavad Gita.

A scene from filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s recent release starring Cillian Murphy, which features the actor reading a line from the Bhagavad Gita while getting intimate with a fellow actress has angered many in India leading to protests.

The CBFC passed the film in India with a U/A certificate, the film has a sex scene between Cillian Murphy as Robert Oppenheimer and Florence Pugh as Jean Tatlock. According to sources, Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur has also taken an uncompromising stance and demanded absolute accountability from CBFC.

As per sources, Thakur has taken serious action against the objectionable scene in the movie and has instructed the censor board to get the scene deleted without any delay. The source also said that action could be initiated against some officials of the censor board, who are seen as responsible for clearing the movie.

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