New Delhi: Malyalam director Jayan K Cherian has alleged that the Central Board of Film Certification refused certification for his film ‘Ka Bodyscapes’— based on Kerala’s LGBT and feminist movements because it ‘ridiculed, insulted and humiliated’ Hindu religion.

The CBFC sent a rejection letter to the New York based filmmaker in which it mentioned that “the entire content of the Malayalam feature film Ka Bodyscapes is ridiculing, insulting and humiliating Hindu religion, in particular portraying Hindu Gods in a poor light.”

“The Hindu God ‘Hanuman’ is shown as coming in the books titled ‘I am Gay’ and other homosexual books. The film offends human sensibilities by vulgarity, obscenity and depravity…,” the letter said.

The letter also said that derogatory words are used against women in the film.

The film has already been screened at various film festivals around the world and has won numerous awards.