Mumbai: If rumours are to be believed, Nikhil Advani’s upcoming action drama D-Day has managed to secure a ‘U/A’ rating from the Censor Board. According to reliable sources, the CB previewed the film three times in order to reach the consensus of awarding the certification for the film.

Insiders say the film was earlier handed out an ‘A’ certificate due to the nature of its content. A source says, “A film’s Censor rating can go a long way in determining its fate at the box office. An ‘A’ certificate film loses out on the family audience. After the initial review of the film along with the recommended cuts, its makers sent it to the forwarding committee and once again received an ‘A’ certificate.”

However, with just a week left before its release, the film was sent once again back to the committee for review. And this time it came out clean with a U/A certificate and without any cuts.
“A senior member from the board could have used his/her influence to affect the film’s certification,” says the source.

Producer of the film, Monisha Advani vehemently denies any foul play. “We have followed the prescribed protocol to secure a ‘U/A’ certification for our film. We had been asked to make a series of cuts in our film in order to secure this certification, which we gladly complied with. Therefore any insinuation of foul play or exception is incorrect,” Advani said.

Censor Board chief Pankaja Thakur remained unavailable for comment.

Courtesy: Mid-day

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