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.