Cer­tifi­cate, lack of pro­mo­tions be­hind film’s de­lay: Bhan­darkar

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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

PHOTO: MANOJ VERMA/HT

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