As for the ‘UA’ certificate, Raja said it had to do with the hero being a divorcee and a smoker.
If your leading man is a divorcee and on top of that he is a smoker, the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) frowns on your film. That’s what director Raja Krishna Menon discovered to his dismay and amusement. According to sources, The Airlift director was pretty much shocked when told that that his film about a man separated from his wife bonding with his estranged son would be granted a U/A certificate.
Raja was surprised that the CBFC asked him to remove one word from his new film Chef before granting the film a U/A rating. Raja says, “The word ‘a*****e’ had to go. To think that would be a problem was surprising. Because frankly there is no bad language in the film.”
As for the ‘UA’ certificate, Raja said it had to do with the hero being a divorcee and a smoker. “Apparently you can’t have a hero separated from his wife and smoking in a ‘U’ film.”