Mahesh Bhatt’s production Ya Rab faces CBFC troubles

The film promises to show two sides of the Muslim community and hopes to unite the Hindus and Muslims

Bigg Boss 7 made Ajaz Khan a household name. His upcoming film, Ya Rab, based on the religious fundamentalists in Islam, is facing trouble from the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC). Mahesh Bhatt who is co-producing the film says that the film faced lot of problems when it was sent to the Censor Board for examination. He said that the board was not ready to clear it with a U/A certificate. Bhatt is co-producing the film under his banner Vishesh Films. Talking to a leading daily he said, “The examining committee (CBFC) refused to see the film and give it the certificate that we wanted. We wanted U/A certificate for the film but the censor board was not willing to do so unless some cuts were done. The revising committee got cold feet.”

Finally they had to go to the tribunal to seek a U/A certificate for the film. Mahesh informed, “Finally me and director Hasnain Hyderabadwala went to the tribunal and thank god, India has people who have integrity, who have courage. There Lalit Bhasin, who was heading the tribunal, looked at Hasnain with awe and said ‘you have made a brilliant film. I think India needs to see this film’.”

Ya Rab, which is all set to hit the theaters on February 7, shows the battle between two thought processes. A group of people represent the Islamic principle of compassion and respect for human life. On the other hand there is another sector of people which incite youth to avenge alleged atrocities on Muslims. The movie seems to be something that would talk about Hindu Musilm unity. But guess CBFC doesn’t see it that way. Hai na peeps?