A Scandall makers have no issues with cuts by Censor Board

  • PTI, Mumbai
  • Updated: Jun 10, 2016 14:08 IST
Pahlaj Nihalani is the chief of Censor Board.

Actor Johny Baweja says the team of his upcoming erotic-murder mystery A Scandall has no issues with the cuts suggested by Censor Board in the film.

Johny, who is the cousin of actor Harman Baweja, makes his Bollywood debut along with actress Reeth Mazumdar in the bold film. “We already got an ‘A’ certificate, which we had applied for. There were certain scenes which have been edited from the film, including some audio cuts, but we are happy with it,” said Johny.

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“The focus of the film is not to titillate the audience. The cuts have not affected the story at all and hence we happily obliged,” he said.

The film has been helmed by Ishan Trivedi, who wrote the dialogues for superstar Aamir Khan’s Ghulam and went on to direct films like Himesh Reshammiya-starrer Radio.

A Scandall is set in Nainital and apart from horror element and murder mystery, it touches upon the issue of incest. “We are not glorifying that at all. Something like this is concerning and we want people to know about it. It should be stopped at an early level,” Johny said.

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The actor, however, said it is ironical that often people complain of not having enough bold films in the country and then when one finally makes it, it gets into trouble. “Sometimes we protest why bold films are not allowed in India, and then when we make it, we say what is the need for it. There is some trouble. It is time to make subjects which the audience will connect with, irrespective of the theme,” he said.

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