Ministry's behind The Dirty Picture ban on Sony TV

India's information and broadcasting ministry was behind the last-minute cancellation of the premiere of The Dirty Picture on Sunday. The airing was stopped despite 59 cuts in the film to make it suitable for television viewing. While the film's director Milan Luthria is shocked, filmmaker Karan Johar branded it hypocrisy.Information and broadcasting ministry officials in New Delhi said that they have sent a letter to Sony TV not to telecast the movie during prime time saying, "the channel has been told to screen the movie only after 11pm."


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