I am relieved: Ravi Jadhav on Nude’s certification
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I am relieved: Ravi Jadhav on Nude’s certification

Director Ravi Jadhav is happy with that his upcoming film Nude has finally been passed by CBFC with A rating and absolutely no cuts

regional movies Updated: Jan 19, 2018 18:56 IST
Anjali Shetty
Anjali Shetty
Hindustan Times, Pune
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Director Ravi Jadhav is happy with that film Nude has finally been passed by CBFC with A rating and absolutely no cuts

The last two months were traumatising for director Ravi Jadhav. The director was worried about the fate of his Marathi film Nude, which was dropped from the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in November 2017. However, on Thursday, things changed for the Timepass (2014) director, who has now received an A certificate from the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), without any cuts. Ravi says, “I am very happy because after the IFFI incident I was worried for the past two months. Now, I am relieved and looking forward to present the film to the audience as soon as possible.”

Ravi added that the film was viewed by a special jury team of the CBFC, presided by actor Vidya Balan. “It was overwhelming to see their response to the film. They called me in the room and gave a standing ovation to the film. Vidya enquired about the lead actor (Chhaya Kadam) in the film and appreciated her work. The other members too spoke highly of the film. In fact, they stated that there is no vulgarity in the film,” says Ravi.

The director is looking for a good date to release the film and is tentatively aiming at a March or April release. “We have many films releasing every week. So, I want to be careful while picking the date. But be assured to see it as soon as possible,” he says.

Ravi is currently working on the biopic of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and is keenly studying the subject and leader. He says, “As a Maharashtrian, it is my duty to tell this story and it is a huge responsibility as well. We are talking to historians and ensuring all the facts are in place.”

First Published: Jan 19, 2018 18:54 IST