PadMan Yet To Get  Censor  Nod, Big  Traffic For Certification

R Balki’s eagerly-awaited PadMan which is  scheduled  for release  on  January 25 is yet to be viewed  by the CBFC panel.

“There were the year-end and  New Year holidays. Some  panel members reported sick, others were on holiday. Now there are several films on release waiting to be certified,” says a  source  from the CBFC.

The Republic Day weekend  release PadMan which was submitted in the last week of December is yet to be viewed and cleared.Even more alarming  is  the  case of debutant  director Kaushal Shrivastava’s Vodka Diaries.His  film is scheduled  for release  on  Friday. But yet to get the censor nod.

“We went to the censor  last year.We will get our certificate this  year,”jokes Shrivastava. “But  no complaints. The  CBFC has its compulusion.  It is  only doing its job.”

Three Hollywood biggies 12 Strong, The Commuter and The Darkest  Hour, all scheduled for release  this Friday, are awaiting their censor certificate.

“What can we  do.We are short-staffed and driven  by guidelines  that are obsolete,” says a helpless panel member.

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