The Remo Fernandes-directed UTV production ABCD 2 has been cleared by the Censor Board Of Film Certification with a ‘U’ certificate (for all ages) with just one verbal cut. The line ‘All Indians are beggars’ has been chopped off.
Otherwise not a shot has been touched.
Says a source from the censor board, “We were mesmerized by Varun Dhawan, Shradha Kapoor and Prabhu Dheva’s dancing. The film is clean healthy family fare. And we all felt there was no reason to not give the film a ‘U’ certification. However one line had to go. It referred to Indians in a derogatory manner. Censor guidelines specify that no utterances insulting any nationality or community must be allowed.”
Remo seemed pleased with the censor certification though displeased with the film’s release date not been pre-poned by a day to June 18.
“I was in Dubai this week. They’re happy that our film opens on June 18 in Dubai. However I am yet to convince my producers to release the film on June 18 instead of June 19 in India. My Indian Muslim friends are not too happy with this release date as the holy month of Ramzan starts on this date.”