Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s Babumoshai Bandookbaaz has received an adult certification, with seven to eight voluntary cuts, from the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal (FCAT). The director of the film Kushan Nandy said, “Pahlaj Nihalani had written a letter at the last minute to the tribunal that they shouldn’t pass the judgment. This was totally uncalled for!”
Nawazuddin Siddiqui Thanked FCAT for the only minor Cuts in Babumoshai
Nawazuddin Siddiqui has thanked Film Certification Appellate Tribunal (FCAT) for clearing Babumoshai Bandookbaaz with minor cuts. The actor wrote, “Thanks FCAT for clearing #BabumoshaiBandookbaaz with minor voluntary cuts. The film will now release with its original flavour on 25th Aug.”
The then Pahlaj Nihalani-led Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) had initially ordered 48 cuts in the movie, after giving an ‘A’ certificate.
The movie is awaited amongst the adults and expected to be launch soon.
Nandy also thanked Indian Film and Television Directors Association (IFTDA), including directors such as Vikramaditya Motwane, Satish Kaushik and Abhishek Chaubey, and the media for their support.
“Babumoshai…” had run into trouble with the CBFC, which has raised objections to the cuss words and some scenes in the film.
Nawazuddin defended the movie saying the abuses in the film were justified as they make the characters look authentic.
Also featuring actors Bidita Bag and Shradha Das, the movie will hit the screens on August 25. The movie is expected to launch all over the India.
The CBFC had asked for fifty-eight cuts in the Bollywood film Babumoshai Bandookbaaz even when the film was given an ‘A’ certificate. The filmmakers then approached the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal to review the suggested number of cuts.
About his experience with the tribunal, the Babumoshai Bandookbaaz director said, “The tribunal is a third party organisation, and it is much more liberal. The tribunal works independently and it has no connection with the CBFC, so the 1952 guidelines don’t apply to them. They are more liberal in their approach, and free from ‘babudom’. They see the film with a very neutral point of view. They are actually doing what CBFC is supposed to do at the first place. They reprimanded the CBFC for giving 58 cuts in an adult film.”