Thackeray: CBFC objects to three dialogues in Balasaheb's biopic starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Thackeray, based on the life and times of Shiv Sena supremo Balasaheb Thackeray has been directed by Abhijit Panse.

FP Staff December 26, 2018 11:21:39 IST
Thackeray: CBFC objects to three dialogues in Balasaheb's biopic starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui

The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has objected to three dialogues in the forthcoming Nawazuddin Siddiqui starrer Thackeray, based on the life and times of Shiv Sena supremo Balasaheb Thackeray. According to News18, two dialogues relate to the leader's reference to South Indians while one is about Babri Masjid. It further states that the Sena leadership is in the process of complying with the CBFC.

Thackeray CBFC objects to three dialogues in Balasahebs biopic starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Nawazuddin Siddiqui as Balasaheb Thackeray; poster of Thackeray. Images from Twitter/@pratikspande and @MuVyz

Sena MP Sanjay Raut, who has produced Thackeray along with Carnival Motion Pictures, said that the film's trailer launch, scheduled for 26 December will not be affected, according to a Loksatta report. It also adds that a sequel of the film may also be in the works soon.

Besides Nawazuddin, Amrita Rao is also part of the biopic's cast and will be portraying his wife Meenatai. The film has been reportedly shot in Hindi, Marathi and also dubbed in English.

Directed by Abhijit Panse, Thackeray is slated to hit the screens on 23 January, 2019, commemorating Balasaheb's birth anniversary.

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