Vishal Bhardwaj's upcoming romantic comedy Matru Ki Bijlee Ka
Mandola has beem given U/A certificate from the Censor Board
of Film Certification. Produced by Bhardwaj along with Fox Star
Studios, this is the first film of the filmmaker which has got the
U/A rating, making the movie fit for family audiences, including
those under 18. All the 47-year-old director's previous hits -
7 Khoon Maaf, Ishqiya and Kaminey had
got the A certificate.
"I've always wanted my films to reach out to a wider audience.
Finally with MKBKM, not restricted by the 'A' rating, I'll
be able to do so. I'd like to thank the CBFC for giving this rating
as it's a bright and happy film," Bhardwaj said in a statement.
Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola had initially run into
trouble with Pankaj Kapur's character Pancho, which the CBFC felt,
sounded like a Hindi expletive. The film, which is set in a village
of Haryana, also stars Anushka Sharma and Imran Khan in lead
roles. The film hits theatres on January 11.