When Abhishek Kapoor’s Kai Po Che was recently submitted to the Censor Board of Film Certification (CBFC), the director was quite anxious about the rating it would be given.
He was worried primarily because the movie touches upon the sensitive subject of the Gujarat riots. However, the makers heaved a sigh of relief earlier this week, when the film was granted a ‘Universal’ viewing certificate by the CBFC. “The Censor Board wants the movie to reach out to the masses, as it delivers a strong and powerful message,” says a source.
The relieved director adds, “Not only did Kai Po Che get a U certificate, but it also got it with absolutely no cuts. They (CBFC officials) saw the film for what it is and the spirit it has been made with. I’m delighted.”
The film, which is an adaptation of Chetan Bhagat’s bestseller, The Three Mistakes Of My Life, has been produced by UTV Motion Pictures. It tells the story of three friends, played by Sushant Singh Rajput, Raj Kumar Yadav and Amit Sadh.
Praising the CBFC for “its progressive stance”, Siddharth Roy Kapur, managing director, studios, Disney UTV, also says,
“We have the active support and encouragement of the Censor Board to continue to create cinema that pushes the boundaries. Their reaction is motivating for all of us associated with it.” The film is set to hit the theatres on February 22.