Filmmaker Prakash Jha must be heaving a deep sigh of relief, as his controversial political thriller Raajneeti starring Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif, has been cleared for release. The Film Certification Appellate Tribunal in New Delhi has issued U/A certificate to the film with few cuts, thus paving the way for its release next Friday.
Censor Board of Film Certification had earlier refused to issue certificate to the film, alleging that Katrina's character in the film resembles that of Sonia Gandhi's real life. However, the Certification Appellate Tribunal overruled the decision of the Censor Board and gave green signal to the film.
The controversy broke out over the certification of the film though Prakash had cleared many a time that the characters of his film have nothing to do with real life politicians. Raajneeti also feature actors like Ajay Devgn, Nana Patekar and Manoj Bajpai in vital roles. It is scheduled for release on June 4.