Several generations may have grown up reading and watching the epic creation of Rudyard Kipling, Jungle Book, which has always been immensely popular among children.
But thanks to the controversial Censor Board chief, Pahlaj Nihalani has decided to issue the film UA certificate calling the movie ‘scary.’
The movie based on Kipling’s novel is expected to hit the theatres this Friday, but the new rating for will only allow children to watch the novie only if thwy are accompanied by an adult.
Nihalani told DNA, “Please don’t go by the reputation of the book. See the film and then decide on the suitability of the content for kids. The 3D effects are so scary that the animals seem to jump right at the audience. It’s not just the story that determines certification. It’s the overall presentation, the packaging and most important of all, the visual affects used to tell the story. In Jungle Book the jungle animals jumping at the audience in 3D is startling. It’s up to parents to decide how much of these effects are suited for their children.”
Nihalani, a known admirer of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has often found himself embroiled in controversies.
Last time he was widely mocked because of his decision to cut the duration of kissing scene in a James Bond film.