The CBFC cleared the film after demanding five cuts
Salman Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan are all set to take the nation by a storm with their upcoming Kabir Khan directorial, Bajrangi Bhaijaan. We had earlier informed you that the was cleared by the Censor Board Of Film Certification with a U/A certificate. But a lot has happened behind the scenes before the certification was issued. After receiving an intimation from the Ministry of Home Affairs, the CBFC got two Muslim representatives on board to make sure the film was not hurting the religious sentiments of any community.
Reportedly, the Ministry of Home Affair was worried that the film might cause communal tension and had communicated the Board. They had asked the Board to inspect the film strictly to ensure that the film adhered to Section 5(b) of the Cinematograph Act, 1952 which prohibits the release of any film that threatens the interests of the sovereignty and integrity of India, the security of the State, friendly relations with foreign States, public order, decency or morality, or involves defamation or contempt of court or is likely to incite the commission of any offence.
Accordingly, after approaching the Information & Broadcasting Ministry for advice, the Board hired Muslim representatives to evaluate the film. The CBFC then cleared the film demanding five cuts; four to maintain language decency and one that mentioned Lord Rama in a way that was deemed offensive. As informed by a source to a leading daily, the examining committee also looked closely into the title of the film 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan', but found nothing objectionable there either.
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