Filmmaker Bejoy Nambiar's much spoken about movie ‘David’ has been awarded a ‘U/A’ certificate by he Censor Board Of Film Certification (CBFC) with just two minor cuts.
Previously, the examining committee of the CBFC had ordered major cuts in the movie scenes featuring actor Vinay Virmani. The board had said that the particular parts dealt with the sensitive issue of religious fundamentalism.
But director Bejoy Nambiar refused to make the required cuts and approached CBFC's revising committee to fight against the examining committee's decision.
The CBFC’s revising committee on Monday cleared the movie with only two minor cuts after a lot of deliberation.
“I was keen to get a 'U/A', because an 'A' certificate now means difficulty in telecast on satellite television. At the same time, I was not willing to take the cuts. So we approached the revising committee. It is all done now,” said Bejoy Nambiar to IANS.
The Tamil version of the movie also underwent same cuts for the scenes featuring Tamil star Jeeva instead of Vinay. But the movie was cleared without getting into the revising committee.
“The same content in Tamil was censored with minor cuts after director Bejoy Nambiar sat down and discussed the content with the panel. But when it came to the Hindi version of ‘David’, the censor board put its foot down asking the director to cut some specially hard-hitting and volatile scenes pertaining to religious fundamentalism," said the source.