Amitabh Bachchan's upcoming film Pink has finally been cleared by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) with a U/A certificate but not before receiving four cuts for using abusive language towards women.
DNA reports that impressed by the film's genuine interest to highlight women's situation in a male-dominated society, the Censor Board permitted the film to carry scenes where women are being subjected to violence and only issued verbal cuts.
Shoojit Sircar had earlier said to PTI, "We already have the trailer (U/A certificate). I think they (CBFC) will be glad to present this film to the country. The trailer is U/A certificate and that's what we want to aim for (for the film)."
Further he said, "They (board) have always understood the intention behind the films that we make. We have positive feeling about the Censor Board. They have certified my four films and have treated them nicely. I have faith in them."
CBFC Chairman Pahlaj Nihlani said to DNA, “Akira and Pink are dark powerful films with hard-hitting content. Normally, they would be granted ‘Adult’ certificates. But we’ve given them ‘UA’ certificates because we at the CBFC feel pre-adult audiences, kids teenagers and adolescents, need to know what dangers awaits them outside their homes.”
Also starring Taapsee Pannu as the female lead, Pink is a courtroom drama–thriller, which revolves around three girls who are trapped in a criminal case. They are tried in the court for an attempt to murder case and defaming some men.
The film also show that the three girls were possibly sexually assaulted by the men who are now being held as the victims.
"Pink doesn't have any special or item number or song and dance. It is purely character and content driven. We are introducing a singer from Pakistan. There are so many characters in the film that we would want to talk and promote," he said.
Directed by National Award-winner Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury, the film will hit screens on 16 September.