India’s Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has denied Jayan Cherian’s film Ka Bodyscapes for “glorifying” homosexuality and the male body.
Cherian posted the CBFC’s refusal letter on his Facebook page. In part, the letter reads:
They felt that the film is glorifying the subject of gay and homosexual relationship, nudity accentuating vital parts of male body (in paintings) in closed shots in the whole movie. The film is explicit of scene offending human sensibilities depicting vulgarity and obscenity…
Abusive language is used in most of the places and also a female Muslim character is shown masturbating.
Okay, this film sounds amazing and we desperately want to see it now.
Indian Express writes that the censor board first refused Ka Bodyscapes back in April 2016. Cherian called this latest refusal “the final nail in my coffin.”