Censor Delay Almost Ruins Sanjay Dutt's Comeback Plans

Censor Delay Almost Ruins Sanjay Dutt's Comeback Plans

'Saheb Bibi Aur Gangster' is the latest film to face censor issues
Censor Delay Almost  Ruins Sanjay Dutt's Comeback Plans
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Sanjay Dutt is all set to make a comeback with his new drama on crime and infidelity Sahib Bibi Aur Gangster 3 that releases today (July 26) in the UAE. The third film in the franchise directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia, almost didn't get  released this week because of a delay in censor certification.

A  source  in the know reveals, “The producers wanted a ‘UA’ but the censor board after viewing the film and its hardhitting content suggested  an ‘A’ certificate with some cuts in  the  violence which the producer was unwilling to take.The argument back and forth continued longer than expected  .And  the film finally received  its censor certificate late on Wednesday afternoon, just hours  away from release,causing  undue pressures on the distribution and marketing .”

However, producer Rahul Mittra who also plays a role in Sahib Bibi Aur Gangster 3, exonerates the censor board  of  all guilt,  “The censor certificate  got delayed due to a  technical reason .We are  responsible for it, not  the censor board. But  we  got the certificate just in time.”

Mittra has  been hobbling  for the few weeks with  a cast in his foot. He explains, “For the past three weeks I’ve been working with a broken foot. I broke it in Singapore while I was there  with Sanjay Dutt for our trailer launch. The stair was broken and I tripped  on it.I came from Singapore to Mumbai on  a wheelchair.”

But it all seems worth it  to the harried  producer. “Sanjay Dutt and  I were in Noida on Wednesday at a mall.There were ten thousand people there to greet us. It was overwhelming. I think after  the bio-pic Sanju, people are ready to see the real Dutt  in a  film which has  him back in action.” In  more ways than one.

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