Many Bollywood films might have run into trouble with the censors lately, but producer Mukesh Bhatt is elated that his upcoming movie Raaz Reboot has been spared by the board with no cuts.
The film, starring Emraan Hashmi in the lead role, is the fourth film in the horror film franchise Raaz.
Mukesh says the film has been given an ‘A’ (adult) certificate, which it deserves. “The good news is that the film has been censored and passed with an A certificate obviously, without any cuts. The intent of the filmmaker was not to titillate you. It is a film made with a very good intent. That was communicated to each and every member (of the board),” said Bhatt.
Watch: Trailer of Emraan Hashmi’s Raaz Reboot
The fourth instalment of Raaz has been helmed by Vikram Bhatt who previously directed Raaz 3D and the first part, starring Bipasha Basu, in 2002.
Mukesh says he was surprised when one of the female members of the censor board praised the movie despite it being an adult film. “I was very happy to hear the comment of one of the lady members who said, ‘You all made a beautiful film.’ That made my day. Coming from a lady, for an adult film, these kind of words really touched my heart.”
Watch: A song from the first Raaz
While Vikram is also happy with CBFC’s decision, he revealed often it is the distributor’s demand to get an ‘A’ certificate for the movies. “Once a distributor told me, ‘Don’t go for U/A because people will think if it is U/A then there will be nothing in the film. Even if there is nothing, just take an ‘A’,” the Love Games helmer said.
Also starring Gaurav Arora and South star Kriti Kharbanda, Raaz Reboot is set to release on September 16.
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