‘Noor’ gets U/A certificate, ‘Maatr’ makers submit revised version
After all the controversy over Sunhil Sippy’s slice of life drama ‘Noor’, has finally received U/A certificate from Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) after making the changes advised by the censor board. The CBFC had asked the makers of ‘Noor’ to chop off two words from the film – ‘Dalit’ and ‘Sex toy’. Director Sunhil Sippy told a leading daily that they have accepted CBFC’s decision. “The objection raised by CBFC over certain words was not affecting the narrative of the film. So we have accepted it. We were told the use of Dalit is in reference to a community so it’s asked to be removed. We have got U/A certificate,” he said. Another film which has been facing the CBFC’s wrath is Raveena Tandon’s ‘Maatr’. Reports had been doing rounds that ‘Maatr’ has been banned by the CBFC and the reason behind this alleged ban was the film’s violent rape scenes. The makers have, however, submitted the revised version of the movie and CBFC will consider it for giving the certificate. “We have not seen the revised version probably it must have been edited. The revised version will be treated as a fresh film,” the official said. “If they would have gone to tribunal they would have missed their release date and so they sent the revised version of the film for certification. We will facilitate the process faster,” he added. According to sources, the CBFC has asked to delete the word dalit, and reduce the length of the rape scene from 13 minutes to three or four minutes. Both ‘Noor’ and ‘Maatr’ are scheduled to release this Friday.