Bengaluru. Apr 23: Regional Officer, Censor Board of Film Certification, Natasha D'souza has now responded to a fresh development sparked by Chairman of Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce (KFCC), Sa Ra Govindu.
Natasha in a very brief conversation with OneIndia over text message said "if you are referring to Sa Ra Govindu's comments about me, it is because he is unhappy over the issuance of 'A' certificate to a movie Lehya Ajji Lehya."
Sa Ra Govindu on Thursday, April 21 has sent a letter to Union Information and Broadcasting Ministry seeking transfer of regional censor board officer Natasha citing the reason as she possess no knowledge of Kannada language, which is imminent for the officer to censor regional movies.
Govindu was also enraged over muting of key dialouges of a recently released movie Kiragurina Gayyaligalu by the board headed by Natasha while censoring the movie.
Natasha for a question, what is your reaction for the KFCC writing a letter to I&B seeking your replacement posing your lack of knowledge of regional language, replied saying, if this question was with reference to Sa Ra Govindu's comment, then, it is a result of he being disappointed over A certificate granted by the board to a movie Lehya Ajji Lehya.
On being asked does language barrier which you (Natasha) are facing is rendering difficulties during censoring Kannada movies, she answered no. Natasha however did not say a word more than 'no' to this question posed by this news portal.
Natasha refused to comment on the issue of Kiragurina Gayyaligalu. She said "since this issue is subjudice I am not able to comment on this subject."
Sa Ra Govindu clarified to this news portal that he is not the producer of Lehya Ajji Lehya and he has no sympathy whatsoever towards the movie. "I don't know why is Natasha making such comments. I am only concerned over the language problem she is facing," Sa Ra said.