Mahesh Manjrekar's film 'Nay Varan Bhat Loncha Kon Na Koncha' is making headlines for controversial reasons ahead of its release. The trailer of the film was released recently and it didn't receive a good response from the netizens. After the National Commission of Women (NCW) demanded a censor on the trailer of the film, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has written to the Director-General of Police (DGP) Maharashtra and has asked for an FIR to be registered against the makers of the movie.
The NCPCR sent the notice based on a complaint that alleged that the portrayal of minors committing illegal and unlawful acts shown in the trailer falls under Sector 2 (c) of The Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act, 1986.
The trailer allegedly also violates section 292 of the IPC which deals with production, distribution, and selling of obscene material, section 13 of the POCSO (Protection of Child from Sexual Offense) Act, which deals with the use of a child for pornographic purposes, and section 67 of the Information and Technology Act, 2000. ALSO READ:Antim-The Final Truth: At Trailer Launch, Salman Khan And Aayush Sharma Talk About The Film's Action Sequences And Mahesh Manjrekar's Cancer
The child rights commission said that there is a need to investigate the content of the film. They also said that there is a need to lodge an FIR as the actors used in the film for performing the said scenes are all minors which is considered an offense.
After the controversy, the makers pulled down the trailer of the film. Speaking to ETimes, producer Shreyans Hirawat said, "The trailer that was uploaded on social media and other platforms was censored and we have been curtailing and focusing it to keep it to 18 plus audiences. Even our trailer on YouTube clearly mentions that age stipulation. As one does not have control over these platforms and anybody can download and share anything, it was not possible for us to keep a tab on everything."
She further added, "We have come across this concern raised by the NCW and have taken due cognizance of the matter immediately. We do not want to hurt anybody's sentiments and don't want any kind of revolt, therefore we have withdrawn the trailer from all platforms."