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Dawood’s Sister’s Bio-Pic Gets An All-Clear From Censors, 2 Minor Cuts



Filmmaker Apoorva Lakhia who turned ​5​0 on Monday, couldn’t have hoped for  a better birthday gift.

The Central Board of Film Certification under its new chairperson  Prasoon Joshi granted Apu’s on-release  film Haseena Parkar an all-clear…almost.

Says the jubilant  birthday boy, “They requested one  word ‘charas’ to be  muted and one cut where a woman is being shown being assaulted during riots. That’s it. I happily went with these cuts . No argument. The cuts made sense. I must say the censor experience was  quick and  pleasant.We were in at 6 pm and out in a  few hours.We got a  ‘UA’ with hardly any cuts.”

Incidentally,  last week’s release Arjun Rampal’s Arun Gawli  bio-pic Daddy which featured Haseena Parkar’s  notorious  brother DawoodIbrahim was granted an  ‘Adults’ certificate during  Pahlaj Nihalani’s tenure as  the  CBFC chairperson.


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