Karan Johar's upcoming wat-at-sea film The Ghazi Attack has been cleared by the Censor Board with a 'UA' certificate with just two verbal cuts. The two vital cuts were ordered by the CBFC as the scenes criticize Indian characters unfairly. The reference of Pakistanis calling out Indian characters as 'bloody' and 'bastard' has been asked to be omitted from the movie.
A source close to the film was quoted as saying, "The CBFC won't allow derogatory references to either Indians or Pakistanis. These have been removed from the Hindi version The Ghazi Attack, and the film has been certified UA."
Also, CBFC chief Pahlaj Nahalani was quoted as saying, "Filmmakers modify and adapt their films to a 'UA' certification. That means children are allowed to see the films as long as they are accompanied by an adult. A 'UA' not only widens the audience spectrum of a film as compared with an 'A' certificate, it also makes satellite telecast easy. If your film is certified for Adults you have to re-submit with the necessary changes for a 'UA' before your film is suitable for viewing on TV and satellite."
The Ghazi Attack stars Rana Daggubati, Taapsee Pannu, Kay Kay Menon and Atul Kulkarni and is all set to hit the theatres on February 17, 2017.