Bollywood superstar Salman Khan’s upcoming movie ‘Jai Ho’ has been cleared by Central Board of Film Certification with a U/A certificate and a number of cuts.
“Actually, this is quite an unusual situation for a film starring Salman Khan. His films are usually passed with a 'U' certificate with minimum or no cuts. But ‘Jai Ho’ is a political thriller about a common man's successful attempt to foil an assassination bid against a chief minister," said a source to IANS.
“There are many very hard-hitting dialogues against corruption in present-day Indian politics. This is Salman's first film with a strong political statement," added the source.
According to reports censor board asked for some of Salman's tirade against corrupt politicians and their dubious politics to be toned down or beeped out.
"There were no abusive dialogues. Salman doesn't abuse on screen. But there are several references to current politics that could have made real-life politicians uncomfortable. These have gone. Also, some seconds from a few action scenes that were found to be lengthy," said the source.
‘Jai Ho’ is directed by Salman Khan’s brother Sohail Khan. The movie is being produced by Sohail Khan and Sunil Lulla.
Along with Salman Khan the movie also stars Tabu, Sana Khan, Danny Denzongpa, Daisy Shah, Nadira Babbar, Genelia D'Souza and Suniel Shetty.
‘Jai Ho’ is a remake of Superhit Telugu movie ‘Stalin’, starring Southern superstar Chiranjeevi.
Salman Khan will play a military officer who sets out to reform society.
The movie will release on January 24.