Mumbai: Syed Ahmad Afzal’s directorial Laal Rang, a film that talks about the thriving black-market in blood banks in Haryana, has sailed through the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) with no visual cuts.
However, four expletives uttered by actor Randeep Hooda in the film have been deleted from the sound-track.
The Board approved the film certification on Monday — just four days ahead of release — but the producers are yet to receive the censor certificate.
“We received the request for certification of Laal Rang late last week. The censor office was closed over a four-day weekend. (Hence) We could issue a certificate only on Monday,” said a source from the censor board.
CBFC Chairperson Pahlaj Nihalani urged producers to submit their films well in advance before release.
“Otherwise the procedure may hamper the release date,” he said.
Laal Rang is inspired by a true incident. "It is based on that event but we have built a fictitious tale around it. Blood theft is a heinous crime that happens on a mass scale. It is worse than organ trade. The issue is not just restricted to India, but no one really speaks about it," director Syed Ahmad Afzal had said in an earlier interview.
In Laal Rang, Randeep Hooda plays Shankar, who runs an illegal blood bank. He is joined by an ambitious youngster (Akshay Oberoi) in the business, but things start to unravel between the duo as a result of money and greed.