Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has ordered a ban on Punjabi movie ‘Shooter’, based on the life and crimes of notorious gangster Sukha Kahlwan, saying that it “promotes violence, heinous crimes, extortion, threats and criminal intimidation”.
Recently he has posted another tweet regarding the same where he again stood for his past words. The tweet stated: ‘Punjab will not allow any movie seeking to promote gangsterism and violence in the state, Chief Minister @capt_amarinder Singh asserted in the House, saying his government would also approach the Censor Board in this regard.’
The tweet clearly shows that the CM of Punjab is maintaining his stand on the ban on this film. Moreover we can depict that he is strict attitude towards films promoting any kind of violence in the state for that he is even ready to discuss the matter with the Central Board Of Film Certification.
For now, all eyes are on the Censor Board for their final decision on the film because the makers of the film have appealed to the high court that a film cannot be banned until it is exhibited publicly and only after it is seen to be provoking social instability, can the government impose a ban on it or may do as it deems fit in public interest, if they keep the Punjab Cinematography Act as their base for their judgement.