Salman Khan's Bharat Goes To The Censor Board TWICE. Here's Why

Salman Khan's Bharat Goes To The Censor Board TWICE. Here's Why

Salman Khan film has finally been certified by the Censor Board, but there was a small issue. Find out what it was
Salman Khan's Bharat Goes To The Censor Board TWICE. Here's Why
Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif during the promotions of Bharat

If it was not for some scenes of rioting and  violence shown during the Partition  of  India  into two countries, leading to the creation of Pakistan, Ali Abbas Zafar’s eagerly awaited Bharat, scheduled to hit the screens this Eid (JUne 5), would  have received  a ‘U’ certificate. The ‘UA’ does take  away a slice  of Salman’s audience: the young children below 12 who are likely to flock with friends  to Salman’s films every Eid. A  ‘UA’ certification means children below 12 must be accompanied  by an  adult.

However, the ‘UA’ is fine with  the  film’s team. Bharat, apparently  was  loved  by the  Central Board   Of Film Certification. A  source  from  the CBFC  informs,   “Prasoon Joshiji himself attended  the  first  screening and  we all thought it  was  a wonderful film.”

Joshi’s personal  attendance of  a censor screening  is a  rare  occurrence  reserved only for special or potentially  controversial films. Most  censor screenings are chaired by CBFC CEO Tushar Karmakar. Raves the  CBFC source, “Bharat is  a true work of art. Some of us thought  it was Salman’s career’s best. Bharat is a  film that  does  the  country proud. We certified the film without any cuts.”

The CBFC source  says the  producers of Bharat returned  voluntarily for a second  time. “They  cut  about  10 minutes  of  the  film. I think they  found it  to be excessively lengthy. So they had  to come back.”

Censor  rules  demand  that  every addition or cut no matter how big or small, means  the film must be certified again. Explaining the double censoring  of Bharat director Ali Abbas Zafar says, “Earlier we  got the  film censored  on the longer cut, as  the new censorship rules  have a deadline  for applying for certification  way in  advance.”

Bharat is already one of the most awaited films of the year. It co-stars Katrina Kaif and Disha Patani along with Salman Khan who will be seen in the role of a lifetime. 

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