Chhapaak gets U certificate by the censor board without any cuts

By Lokmat English Desk | Published: December 31, 2019 09:49 AM2019-12-31T09:49:14+5:302019-12-31T09:49:34+5:30

Filmmaker Meghna Gulzar's "Chhapaak", starring Deepika Padukone in the lead, received a 'U' certificate and was cleared by the ...

Chhapaak gets U certificate by the censor board without any cuts | Chhapaak gets U certificate by the censor board without any cuts

Chhapaak gets U certificate by the censor board without any cuts

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Filmmaker Meghna Gulzar's "Chhapaak", starring Deepika Padukone in the lead, received a 'U' certificate and was cleared by the Central Board of Film Certification with no cuts. The movie, based on the life of acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal, is slated to be released on January 10. Meghna said getting a 'U' certificate is an "immense validation", especially for a film like "Chhapaak" which could have been perceived as "difficult and graphic" due to its storyline.

"This validation by the CBFC, that everyone should be able to see this film, is a valuable encouragement for 'Chhapaak'," the filmmaker said in a statement. Meghna, who has directed films like "Raazi" and "Talvar", said she has been fortunate all her films have been passed without a cut."There may have been a dialogue here and there that had to be replaced. But no cuts were requested. It leads me to believe that, like the audience, even the censor board recognises the intent behind a film and its makers. Chhapaak also stars Vikrant Massey in a key role. He essays the role of Amol inspired by Alok Dixit who is a social activist and Laxmi's partner in real life. 

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