Mumbai: Vishal Bhardwaj`s upcoming romantic comedy `Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola` has been given U/A certificate from the Censor Board of Film Certification.
Produced by Bhardwaj along with Fox Star Studios, this is the first film of the filmmaker which has got the U/A rating, making the movie fit for family audiences, including those under 18.
All the 47-year-old director`s previous hits `7 Khoon Maaf`, `Ishqiya` and `Kaminey` had got the A certificate.
"I`ve always wanted my films to reach out to a wider audience. Finally with MKBKM, not restricted by the `A` rating, I`ll be able to do so. I`d like to thank the CBFC for giving this rating as it`s a bright and happy film," Bhardwaj said in a statement.
The film had initially run into trouble with Pankaj Kapur`s character Pancho, which the CBFC felt, sounded like a Hindi expletive.
The film, which is set in a village of Haryana, also stars Anushka Sharma and Imran Khan in lead roles. The film hits theatres on January 11.