Anurag Kashyap has gone on-record to proclaim his latest film Mukkaabaaz to be the cleanest “family” film he has ever made.
And sure enough the censor board has passed it without any visual cuts.However the Examining Committee of the CBFC had reservations about a sequence to do with cow vigilantism. Kashyap took the film to the Revising Committee where the sequence was passed with one audio cut.
Says a source, “A chant of ‘Jai Shri Ram’ has been ordered out of the scene of cow vigilantism. Otherwise the film has been passed with a ‘UA’ and no other cuts.”
This is a first for Kashyap who has fought many long hard battles with the CBFC. On hearing of the new revamped clean wholesome family-oriented Kashyap, former CBFC chairperson Pahlaj Nihalani exclaimed, ‘Wah! Kitna badal gaya insaan!! (how the man has changed). I can’t believe this is the same Anurag Kashyap who couldn’t stop abusing me for toning down the language and violence in his cinema.I guess he has reformed. May he continue to make films that don’t have to fight it out with the CBFC. Jai Shri Ram!”
Incidentally Mukkaabaaz has been passed with a ’15’ rating by the British censor board which means the film is not suited to children under 15 in the UK. In India with its ‘UA’ censor certificateMukkaabaaz is open to children provided they are accompanied by an adult.