Kaminey has been given 'A' certificate by the Censor Board, and Vishal Bhardwaj is understandably unhappy. Though the film is less than a fortnight away, Censors have advised Vishal that if he wants a U/A certificate for the film, he would have to cut a few scenes and make certain changes.
Says a source close to Vishal, "He is really upset about the trouble that he has got into because of the attitude of Censor board folks. They have been arguing that the film is violent par film mein violence toh hai hi nahi. There aren't any gory scenes or the kind that would make you look the other way. It's all 'implied violence' where you get a feel that something wrong has happened or would happen. But then nothing untoward actually happens onscreen."
Next few days are extremely important for the film since post Love Aaj Kal euphoria (which incidentally stars Shahid Kapoor's ex-girlfriend Kareena Kapoor's current boyfriend Saif Ali Khan), Kaminey is the next BIG film of the season. No wonder, the makers of Kaminey and the film's cast and crew have to work extra hard and go the whole hog to make it as the only film visible to audiences once it hits the screens on 14th August.
"Yes, this is an important movie for everyone, whether it is Shahid, Priyanka Chopra or Vishal. It's a unique competition and there is so much of widespread curiosity around the film. The last thing that each of them would want is worry about whether the film would be allowed for youngsters or not. Shahid especially is so popular amongst the younger generation and it would be a huge loss for him as well as his fans if the film gets an adults certificate," the source adds.
So what's the team of Kaminey planning to do now?
"We should get to know about it in a couple of days or so," he says, "Right now they are just assessing the situation. However, one thing one fails to understand is the entire double standard game. On one side a hardcore action movie like Ghajini, which has so much visible violence, is allowed for all age groups. On the other hand Kaminey, which is much lighter when it comes to violence, is meted such treatment. It's unfair. The film in fact doesn't even have expletives as was in the case of Vishal's last release Omkara."