No TV premiere for The Dirty Picture, filmmakers furious

By Hindustan Times

After weeks of promotions on Sony Entertainment Television, the telecast of The Dirty Picture (TDP), which was scheduled for Sunday from 12-4pm and a repeat from 8-11pm, was cancelled abruptly in an overnight decision. This came after the Ministry for Information & Broadcasting notified the channel just a day before the telecast. Ironically, the film, which won three National Awards in the categories of Best Actress, Best Costume and Best Make-up, will be felicitated at a gala award ceremony in New Delhi on May 3.

Shocked with the sudden turn of events, director Milan Luthria retorts, “I don’t what’s happening in this country! How can they do that? To make the film fit for TV viewing, we re-edited it with 59 cuts and even obtained a U/A certifi