Filmmaker Anurag Basu, whose earlier films were mostly A-rated, is excited that his film Barfi! has been rated with a generous ‘U’ by the censor board
Director Anurag Basu is on cloud nine after receiving his first ‘U’ certificate from the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) for Barfi!.“Just got the censor certificate, Barfi! is my first U certificate film,” tweeted Basu. The director’s previous films like Murder, Gangster – A Love Story and Life in a… Metro that were released with an A-certificate, while Kites was awarded a U-A certificate.
Co-produced by Ronnie Screwvala and Siddharth Roy Kapur, Barfi! revolves around a fun-loving deaf-mute boy (Ranbir Kapoor) and an autistic girl (Priyanka Chopra). Slated to release on September 14, the film also marks Telugu actor Ileana D’Cruz’s foray into Bollywood.
Considering the storyline of Barfi!, we wonder why Basu even doubted a U-certification for his film!