February 23, 2005

Days before release, Catholic body moves court

India Express

Express News Service

Mumbai, February 23:
TICKETS are on sale, the promos are being aired and the film is all set to be released in theatres across the city on Friday.

But protests against Sins, a film that deals with a Catholic priest’s love for a woman half his age, are gaining momentum.

On Wednesday, the Catholic Secular Forum (CSF) filed a public interest litigation in the Bombay High Court, asking that the screening of the English film be stalled.

The matter will be heard by Justices H L Gokhale and S C Dharmadhikari on Thursday.

Director Vinod Pande said that he too will appeal to the court. ‘‘I am sure the court will hear our side too,’’ he said.

‘‘As a filmmaker, I am allowed to tell a story as long as it has not targetted a single person. I think it should be okay. I have full faith in the judiciary,’’ Pande said.

Posted by kshaw at February 23, 2005 08:20 PM