Mumbai: After suggesting the makers add a disclaimer that ‘The Ghazi Attack’ is ‘partly fiction and partly authentic’, the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has reportedly cleared the much anticipated bilingual underwater film with a ‘UA” certificate.
The film, allegedly based on the sinking of a Pakistani submarine during the 1971 Indo-Pak war under mysterious circumstances, has some allegedly derogatory references about both the arch rivals engaged in war -- India and Pakistan.
The Censor Board has dropped two cuss words from the film, ‘bloody’ and ‘bastards’, which were hurled by Pakistani characters at their Indian counterparts.
“The CBFC won’t allow derogatory references to either Indians or Pakistanis. These have been removed from the Hindi version The Ghazi Attack, and the film has been certified ‘UA’,” a report that appeared on DNA quoted the Chief of CBFC, Pahlaj Nihlani, as saying.
Nihlani says a lot of filmmakers are opting for ‘UA’ certification as it ‘widens the audience spectrum of a film’. “Filmmakers modify and adapt their films to a ‘UA’ certification. That means children are allowed to see the films as long as they are accompanied by an adult. A ‘UA’ not only widens the audience spectrum of a film as compared with an ‘A’ certificate, it also makes satellite telecast easy. If your film is certified for Adults you have to re-submit with the necessary changes for a ‘UA’ before your film is suitable for viewing on TV and satellite,” added the Chief.
The film stars Rana Daggubati, Taapsee Pannu and Kay Kay Menon in lead roles and is slated for a February 17 release....