Director Vishal Bhardwaj’s Rangoon starring Kangana Ranaut, Shahid Kapoor, and Saif Ali Khan has landed in a fresh trouble.
Rangoon starring Kangana Ranaut, Shahid Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan in the lead roles is currently in a tough phase. The film has drastically failed at the Box Office. Director Vishal Bhardwaj’s Rangoon received mixed response from the audience as well as from the critics. The film is touted to be the biggest first failure of the year 2017.
Well, the makers of the team are already going through a tough phase and amid that, Rangoon had landed into a fresh trouble. According to reports, Rangoon is playing in theatres sans censor certificate and the anti-smoking statutory warning. Which has left CBFC’s chairperson Pahlaj Nihalani angry.
Talking to leading daily, CBFC’s chairperson Pahlaj Nihalani said, “It has been brought to our notice that Rangoon has been playing in theatres across the country and outside India without the censor certificate and without the anti-smoking short films, which are compulsory for all films that show actors smoking and/or drinking.
Rangoon had many scenes showing the main leads indulging in serious substance abuse. We asked the makers to put a disclaimer ahead of the opening credits. That disclaimer has gone missing. Now, we have been informed that the anti-smoking films do not play at the beginning and after the intermission. And also that the censor certificate is not flashed at the start as per law. These are serious offences.”
CBFC is also planning to take legal action against the makers. “We are taking legal action against the digital operators, to begin with. We would not like to point fingers at anyone else for the lapse at this time. It is the digital operators’ responsibility to play exactly the length that is shown to us and certified by the CBFC. Not a second more or less of footage must be shown in theatres than what we have certified.”
Nihalani added, “The exact length of the film that is shown to us and certified by us is mentioned in the censor certificate. If the anti-smoking films have been removed from the beginning and after intermission and if the censor certificate is not being shown in Rangoon, then, the digital operators are screening less footage than what has been approved by the CBFC. It is a serious offence. We are investigating to see how deep the offence goes.”
Well, now it remains to see how the makers of Rangoon deal with the fresh trouble amid film’s debacle.