I deleted steamy scenes from Raajneeti: Prakash Jha
Prakash Jha's Raajneeti, which is all set to hit theatres next week, has finally got a U/A certificate from the Censor Board. The film reportedly had references to homosexuality besides violent scenes.india Updated: May 27, 2010 14:35 IST
When contacted to know his side of the story, Prakash Jha initially denied all claims that he was required to delete certain scenes from his upcoming film. However, he eventually told hindustantimes.com, "There was a love-making scene in the film featuring Arjun Rampal. I had to cut out 50 per cent of it. I also had to delete some abusive language in the film."
The Board had referred the movie to the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal, which gave it a U/A certificate (Unrestricted Public Exhibition with parental guidance for children below 12 years) with a rider that the filmmaker will remove certain dialogues and scenes from the movie.
"The Tribunal members saw the film. There are scenes of violence and abusive language has been used in certain parts. There are also references to homosexuality, which we asked the filmmaker to delete," a senior Board official told PTI.
When asked whether he would like to venture into other genres of cinema, Jha, who is known for his political and socio-political films, said he had no such plans in the pipeline but doesn't rule out the option.
The film starring Katrina Kaif, Ajay Devgn, Ranbir Kapoor, Nana Patekar and Manoj Bajpai, is set to hit theatres on June 4.
With inputs from PTI