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Rakhi Sawant slams censor board, says 'am not porn star like Leone'

Updated: Sep 04, 2016 13:05 IST

New Delhi [India], Sept. 4 (ANI): Bollywood item girl-turned actress Rakhi Sawant was spotted in an all infuriated avatar thrashing the censor board after it issued an 'A' certificate for her upcoming movie ' Ek Kahani Julie Ki'.

The 37-year-old bold actress threatened Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chairman Pahlaj Nihalani of barging in his house and pulling him down while accusing him of making bribe driven decisions.

"The censor board should be shut down as they do nothing but to take money from big banners and tease the poor producers. They openly ask for bribe and take unnecessary advantage of their position; the people sitting there are literally incompetent and uneducated. I will make sure we shut it down. I will get inside Prahlaj Nihalani's house and pull him down from his chairman's chair. If he doesn't know anything he should resign and I will sit at his place, I think I can do the job better, at least I'll not be biased and categorize producers according to their banners," she said.

Reportedly, Rakhi's forthcoming thriller drama was initially given a U/A that was later changed to an 'A'.

"Is it because we have not given them any money that is why they have changed our certificate to 'A' or the reason is just that Rakhi Sawant is in the movie. I guess they have issues that an item girl has managed to become a heroine. They have all lost their minds. I'm country's daughter, a Bollywood star, an actress and an item girl at least not a porn star. So, how can you take such a decision," she added.

B-town's drama queen also took on porn star-turned actress Sunny Leone to justify her point.

"I have not come from abroad and I am not a porn star. They have issued an U/A certificate to a film like 'Ek Paheli Leela' in which a porn star has shown all kind of filth, nudity and obscene content and we have not even worn short dresses. I am struggling from the last 12 years in the industry and have no adult content in the movie, still we are sitting with an A certificate," she said.

Rakhi further said that she has approached the Bombay High Court and urged them to take cognizance of the Censor Board's irrational decisions.

"I am definitely going to teach a lesson to the censor board, I'm going to fight against them, I have already made an appeal before the High Court to take strict action against them following their biased decision. I think the court should take the screening responsibility in their hands and remove the censor board from the country," said the 'Buddha Mar Gaya' actress.

However, Rakhi said the movie will follow its scheduled release date despite all the fuss.

Helmed by Aziz Zee, the movie also features new comers Amit Mehra, Jimmy Sharma and Saniya Pannu in important roles. (ANI)

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