Mumbai: Fox Star Studio’s release, Slumdog Millionaire’s English and Hindi version have been given separate certificates by the Censor Board.
The film’s English version Slumdog Millionaire bagged an A certificate and its Hindi dubbed version, Slumdog Crorepati, bagged a U/A certificate.
A source informs, "There is heavy use of swear words in the film, hence its English version received an A certificate. But when the distributors brought the Hindi dubbed version for censorship, they had already muted the Hindi swear words and so it managed to get a U/A certificate."
So while the English version of the film will have a contained audience due to the explicit use of swear words, its Hindi version will have a scope for a wider reach. The film is releasing on 23 January in India with approximately 200 prints.
Fox Star Studio CEO Vijay Singh remained unavailable for comment despite repeated attempts.