And not just that, the Censors even applauded the film after the screening! Now that doesn't happen all that often!
Kabir Khan, who has repeatedly been missing his appointment with the Censor Board, just got his next film, Phantom certified by the Central Board Of Film Certification (CBFC) with a ‘UA’ certificate. Moreover, the screening of the film was met with applause.
Says a source from the Board, “After the screening, when producer Sajid Nadiadwala and director Kabir Khan walked in, they were greeted by applause from the panel members of the Censor Board. This is a very rare occurrence.” This is Kabir’s second film in two weeks to be certified a ‘UA’ by the )Censor Board.
Says a source, “Both Bajrangi Bhaijaan and now Phantom have been cleared with ‘UA’ certificates and with minimum cuts. For Phantom, we asked for audio cuts of cusswords and abuses in Hindi.
Says a source from the CBFC, “We didn’t hear abusive language in Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Salman doesn’t indulge in abusive dialogue. But Phantom has a lot of characters exchanging expletives. We had no choice but to clean out the language.”
Says Phantom producer Sajid Nadiadwala, “In my 25 years as a producer, none of my films has ever been certified ‘A’. It shows where my films are aimed at.”
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