This week the two big Diwali releases Aamir Khan’s Secret Superstarand Rohit Shetty’s Gol Maal Returns went through the CBFC.
As expected both the purported blockbusters were given a ‘UA’ with minimal cuts.
According to sources at the CBFC there was discussion over what should be done to Gol Maal Returns as the film has references to the supernatural.
“There are scenes about ghosts and moving objects. Naturally theCBFC is expected to come down on the unnatural and supernatural.However the spook element in Gol Maal Returns is all in jest.We can’t take life seriously all the time. The censorboardcleared the film with a ‘UA’”
The source says Gol Maal Returns will definitely get a run for its money from Aamir and Secret Superstar.
The CBFC sources describes Secret Superstar as another TaareZameen Par. “Again Aamir plays a mentor guide and pupil. Last time he played saviour to a dyslexic boy. This time he’s savior to an oppressed girl . Darsheel Safary wanted to be a painter. This girl wants to be a singer. In both Taare Zameen Par and Secret SuperstarAamir’s character is there halfway through the film.”
The source says Secret Superstar will take over the Diwali week.
“It has the potential to be as big as Dangal,” predicts the CBFCsource.