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Race 3 gets censor clearance in 24 hours

THE ASIAN AGE. | SUBHASH K JHA
Published : Jun 10, 2018, 12:26 am IST
Updated : Jun 10, 2018, 12:26 am IST

This happened despite the CBFC rule that films need to be submitted 65 days in advance.

Race 3 team during music launch.
 Race 3 team during music launch.

Miracles do happen, and proof of the saying rests in the fact that Race 3, starring Salman Khan, was cleared by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) in less than 24 hours. This happened despite the CBFC rule that films need to be submitted 65 days in advance.

Says a source in the know, “That rule has been bent repeatedly including for Salman Khan’s Tiger Zinda Hai. Now, for Race 3, the producers approached CBFC on Wednesday. The film was cleared with a ‘UA’ by Thursday afternoon, in spite of a few minor verbal modifications that the Examination Committee demanded.” Clearance of a film at such a short notice in spite of a modification is unheard of. Apparently, the recently-appointed I  &B Minister, Rajyavardhan Rathore, has instructed the CBFC to clear films as fast as possible and with as few cuts as possible.

“This is why the masturbation sequence in Veere Di Wedding which has been censored in several Middle Eastern countries was allowed to stay in India. Mr. Rathore has recommended a hands-off policy for the CBFC,” reveals a source.

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