Mrityunjay Devvrat, the director of The Bastard Child, is unhappy since the censor board has asked him to change the film's title to Children of War.
"The censor board didn't approve of the title. But no scene had to be cut. I went by their decision, as I want to complete all formalities and release the film as soon as possible. It will release as Children of War, with a tagline ‘Nine months to freedom', in India and Bangladesh, but the original title will stay intact abroad", he said.
Children of War is based on the Bangladesh genocide where thousands of women were raped and the resulting illegitimate children during the war for the liberation of Bangladesh. The film depicts the 9 months of inhuman attacks of the Pakistani army during the Genocide that took place in East Pakistan in 1971 and the struggle of the Bangladeshis to attain independence from these atrocities.
Directed by Mrityunjay Devvrat and produced by Soumya Devvrat, the film has notable stars like Raima Sen, Indraneil Sengupta, Farooq Sheikh, Tillotama Shome and Victor Banerjee, among others.