The examining committee watched the film last week before suggesting the cuts, a source from the film's team informs, adding, "The makers decided to adhere to their suggestion."

The two scenes that have been censored includes a Ram-Leela sequence which had a couple of old, Hindi melodies playing in the background. "The scene plays out with the film's title track and was interspersed with two old songs in some portions. The Censor Board felt it was not suitable to accompany the Ram-Leela visuals. The other scene shows a person being hanged, but the examining committee wanted it to be a long shot. The makers have complied with all the suggestions," adds a source close to the project.

The censor trouble came as a shock to the film's unit, especially since Barjatya is at the helm. "He is known for making the cleanest family films. In fact, 'Prem Ratan Dhan Payo' has zero offensive content. This is the first time that such a thing has happened with Barjatya. This is truly shocking," adds the source.

Nandini Sardesai, member of the Board revising committee, denies knowledge of the development. "Every film has to go to the examining committee first and if the makers do not agree with its verdict, they approach the revising committee. But it has not come to us. The examining committee can't talk (about the issue) as people are not supposed to know who are part of that panel."


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