Mumbai: Kabir Khan’s ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ featuring Salman Khan may have been passed by the Censor Board with a ‘U/A’ certificate, but the film actually underwent 5 cuts before being cleared for release, reports suggest.
On being tipped by the Ministry of Home Affairs, the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) took all preventive measures so as to avoid any controversy later, as the film is presumably based on a sensitive subject.
The MHA wanted the CBFC to make sure no portion of the film violated the provisions under the Cinematograph Act, 1952, while reviewing the film.
The CBFC roped in two Muslim members on board a committee comprising of 5 more members to review the film to ensure that it clears the certification process with proper cuts.
‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ which also stars Kareena Kapoor Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui is a tale of a Pakistani girl child who accidently lands on the Indian side of the border and seeks help from Bajrangi, a brother figure, who escorts her safely back to her homeland.
The film is slated to release this Eid.