The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has been making headlines since Pahlaj Nihalani has taken the charge of giving a certification to Bollywood movies. Even after getting U/A certificate, a recent report started doing the rounds which stated that Riteish Deshmukh and Vivek Oberoi's Bank Chor has failed to get any certification.
And the reason was bizarre. The report suggested that the makers were facing censor trouble because of the movie's title which sounds like a popular Hindi abusive word.
Apparently, a source from the board told DNA: "The makers of the film thought they were being very clever by using a title that sounds like a bad word, and they assumed every time the other actors say 'Bank Chor', the audience would roar with laughter."
"We have also asked them to redo the title in the trailers — basically, everywhere they have used 'bank chor' like the Hindi gaali," the source added.
Set to be released on June 16, the movie's title issue came as a surprise. A few days ago, there were reports that Bank Chor has passed the censor test with a U/A certificate, with minor audio dubs and without any visual cuts.
Responding to IBTimes India post, Nikhil Taneja, one of the producers of YRF, rubbished the rumours of the recent certification issue. "Umm.. not true at all. The title appears in the film many times. We've got a U/A with minor dubs but NONE for Bank Chor. Please check na?" he tweeted.
Bank Chor, directed by Bumpy and produced by Ashish Patil, also features Rhea Chakraborty, Sahil Vaid, Bhuvan Arora, Vikram Thapa and Baba Sehgal.