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Anubhav Sinha thanks censor board on ‘no cuts’ for Thappad

The Central Board Of Film Certification (CBFC) is in an exceptionally liberal mood. They have cleared Anubhav Sinha’s stark and real film on domestic violence Thappad with a ‘U’ certificate.

This is even more liberal than what the CBFC did to Anubhav Sinha’s previous film Article 15 which was given a ‘UA’ certificate.

Says Anubhav, “I’ve never had any problem with the censor board. After Mulk was passed with only a few minor cuts I sent a thank you message to all the members of the censor board. I don’t think too many filmmakers do that. I went to the censor board thinking there would be trouble, considering the theme.”

Before submitting his hard-hitting political dramas to the CBFC Anubhav thought of consulting his censor-plagued peer. “ I even thought of consulting Anurag Kashyap who has faced censor troubles repeatedly. Finally, though, I had no trouble with the censor board at all. I want to thank them for getting the point. For Article 15 the CBFC asked for just five very basic negligible cuts, to which we agreed in less than a minute. The cuts were for foul words and they asked for a voiceover with a disclaimer, very reasonable requests that I was happy to comply with. This time for Thappad there was not a single cut that they wanted. I can’t say I have any quibbles with the CBFC.”

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