New Delhi: Director Prakash Jha is a disappointed man as the Censor Board has agreed to give clearance to ‘Raajneeti’ on the condition that he deletes certain violent scenes and references to homosexuality in the film. And not only this, the Board had referred the movie to the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal, which gave it a U/A certificate (Unrestricted Public Exhibition with parental guidance for children below 12 years) with a rider that the filmmaker will remove certain dialogues and scenes from the movie.
According to a senior Board official, "The Tribunal members saw the film. There are scenes of violence and abusive language has been used in certain parts. There are also references to homosexuality, which we asked the filmmaker to delete," a senior Board official said.
The official also said that Katrina`s role had no resemblance to the life of Congress President Sonia Gandhi. "Katrina Kaif`s character bears no resemblance to
Sonia Gandhi. There were no objections to any character in the film," the official said.
Prakash Jha refused to say whether the Tribunal had asked him to delete scenes. "You have to ask them (Tribunal) whether there is a rider or not. All I know is that my film has got a U/A certificate," Jha said.
The film starring Kaif, Ajay Devgn, Ranbir Kapoor, Nana Patekar and Manoj Bajpai, is set to hit theatres on June 4.
With PTI inputs