The trailer of the most awaited biopic of the year, Sanju, is likely to face an axe by the censor board. The trailer shows pretty shocking and lurid visuals including one of excreta flowing out of Dutt’s prison cell.
And another shows Ranbir Kapoor standing nude in front of prison officials with a water jug strategically placed on the table to cover his private parts. While Ranbir has gone on record stating that he is comfortable with nudity, the case seems to be otherwise with the censor board.
A source from the CBFC foresees trouble for Sanju’s theatrical trailer. “I don’t think the trailer can go the way it is. At least not with feature films that are ‘U’ or ‘U/A’. The trailer has scenes where Ranbir discusses drugs, alcohol and how many women he has slept with. One sequence is clearly disrespectful to the mangalsutra. And the sequence of the overflowing excreta is visually repugnant,” says the source.
But a more urgent problem that may crop up is that of Sanjay Dutt’s conviction in the Mumbai bomb blast case.
“The trailer clearly suggests that Sanjay was innocent. This is against the court’s verdict. There will be a moral and legal outrage at this attempt to whitewash his image. We will have to look into how much artistic liberty we can permit without distorting legal facts,” adds the source....