Getting U-certificate a herculean task: Telugu producer
Chennai: Telugu producer Udayshankar Akella may have got a U-certificate from the censor board for his forthcoming bilingual ‘Made In Vizag’ but he feels that getting "U" is a tough job nowadays.
The Tamil-Telugu film, which stars Yaswin and Nikitha Narayan, may release by January-end.
"With stringent censor board norms breathing down our necks, it`s becoming a herculean task to get `U` certificate these days. Moreover, to get a clean `U` means compromising on essentials such as extra glamour or crude humour," Akella said.
Pointing out another challenge, he added: "To get a `Universal` certificate and yet include elements that will draw audiences to the cinemas appears to be a bigger task currently."
What is the biggest challenge in the process?
"The biggest challenge is to decide what to retain in a film. You miss a clean certificate over a few dialogues or even an item number," he said.
Akella is busy wrapping up the post-production work of `Made In Vizag`.