Censor Board Clears 'Sanju' With No Cuts, No Objections To Dutt Being Labelled A Non-Terrorist

Censor Board Clears 'Sanju' With No Cuts, No Objections To Dutt Being Labelled A Non-Terrorist

Releasing this weekend, 'Sanju' is a biopic on the controversial life of Sanjay Dutt
Censor Board Clears 'Sanju' With No Cuts, No Objections To Dutt Being Labelled A Non-Terrorist
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The  censor  board  of  film certification viewed Raj Kumar Hirani’s Sanju last week  and certified the  film with no cuts except the scene showing the toilet  in  Dutt’s prison cell overflowing which has been  ordered cut for  “aesthetic reasons.”

For the rest ,the board members  had no objection to  Dutt being portrayed  more as  a victim than a perpetrator. Says a  source  from the censor board, “There are  reports that the censor board members objected  to Mr Sanjay Dutt’s portrayal in the film in a positive light. We  are  not assigned to judge a film’s morality. We  evaluated the film in its  totality and found nothing objectionable barring fleeting shots  and dialogues  here and  there.”

Apparently the references to Sanjay Dutt’s “308 girlfriends…not counting the prostitutes”  had the censor board  chuckling. It’s a free world, after all.

Sanju, starring Ranbir Kapoor in the lead, is one of the most awaited films of the year. The film’s trailer had generated a massive response online and the strategy of releasing teasers and characters in bits and pieces has worked to build up the hype. Will Sanju break the current bleak spell in Ranbir Kapoor’s career? We will know this weekend.

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