John Abraham’s new film Rocky Handsome has got itself into a situation of conflict with the censor board. Reportedly the film is too violent for mass consumption and was reluctantly granted an ‘A’ certificate.
However the makers are not willing to take the ‘A’ certificate.
Says a source in the know, “If you’ve seen the original Korean film The Man From Nowhere that too was a very violent film. Rocky Handsome has scenes of graphic violence. There are also references to human trafficking; the flesh trade and violence against children. No censor in the world would allow this film for universal exhibition.”
Apparently the producers refused to take an ‘A’ certificate and insist on a ‘UA’.
Says an appalled source from the censor board, “We gave them a clear ‘A’ with no cuts in spite of the violence. But they insist they want a ‘UA’. No censor in the world would allow children to see the violence in Rocky Handsome.”