Certificate, lack of promotions behind film’s delay: Bhandarkar
Director Madhur Bhandarkar (right) says he wanted a U/A certificate and more publicity for his upcoming film on glam, infamous lifestyles of calendar girls, and that’s why he postponed its release.
“I wanted the film to receive a U/A certificate. I thought I should at least give it a try. At the same time, I wanted to promote the songs of the film and ensure that the publicity is carried out well since several films are coming up around this time,” he says. “So, I have applied for a U/A, about which we will know from censors in the next 4-5 days, only then I’ll know what the position of the film is,” adds Bhandarkar.
There were also reports that the censor board had suggested numerous cuts for the film and asked him to remove certain words, but Bhandarkar denies such reports. “The Censor Board has given an A certificate to the film and hasn’t made any cuts. In fact, they loved the film. But I thought everyone, including the youth of the country, should connect with the movie. They should see what the glamour industry is all about.”
Censor Board chief Pahlaj Nihalani had said earlier: “Madhur’s film has been postponed, but not because of censor problems. We cut some cusswords and words referring to women as ‘bitches’, etc. In no way do these cuts hamper the flow of the film.”
The Censor Board has given an A certificate to the film and hasn’t made any cuts Madhur Bhandarkar, filmmaker