Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s upcoming film Babumoshai Bandookbaaz has been passed by the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal with eight minor, voluntary cuts. The announcement was made by filmmaker Kushan Nandyon on social media. Previously, Pahlaj Nihalani-led Central Board of Film Certification gave A certificate to the film ordered 48 cuts. Now, the makers of the film can take a sigh of relief.
"FCAT clears #BabumoshaiBandookbaaz with eight minor, voluntary cuts. Despite #PahlajNihalani's last letter to stop it. See you on August 25," he wrote.
The news comes days after the appointment of adman-lyricist Prasoon Joshi as the new chairman of the CBFC.
Nandy also thanked Indian Film and Television Directors Association (IFTDA), including directors such as Vikramaditya Motwane, Satish Kaushik and Abhishek Chaubey, and the media for their support.
Babumoshai... had run into trouble with the CBFC, which has raised objections to the cuss words and some scenes in the film.
Nawazuddin defended the movie saying the abuses in the film were justified as they make the characters look authentic.
Babumoshai Bandookbaaz also features actors Bidita Bag and Shradha Das. It is all set to hit the screens on August 25.
(With PTI Inputs)