After Multiple Cuts, ‘Pathaan’ Gets U/A Certificate; Check Runtime Of SRK-Deepika Film
New Delhi: The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has granted controversial movie ‘Pathaan’ a U/A certificate, which means unrestricted public exhibition subject to parental guidance for children under 12.
This, after CBFC ordered as many as 10 cuts, including a number of changes in the ‘Besharam Rang’ song which triggered a wave of protests since its online release last month.
The changes that CBFC wanted included replacement of certain words – like ‘RAW’ to be changed to ‘Humare’, ‘Langde Lulle’ swapped with ‘Toote Foote’, and ‘PMO’ replaced with ‘President/Minister’ in 13 places. Other edited words include ‘Mrs Bharatmata’, ‘Ashok Chakra’, ‘Scotch’ and ‘KFB’, while a reference to Russia has also been removed.
As for the controversial ‘Besharam Rang’ song, close-up shots of Deepika’s buttocks, sensuous dance moves and a partially nude pose have been edited. However, Deepika’s much talked-about saffron attire in the song is unchanged, reported ZoomTVentertainment.com.
The Siddharth Anand directorial and Yash Raj Films-produced spy thriller, in its final form, runs for 2 hours and 26 minutes.
The trailer of ‘Pathaan’ is set to be unveiled on January 10, while the film is scheduled to hit screens worldwide on January 25, 2023.
It will be Shah Rukh’s first release since ‘Zero’ just over 4 years ago.