Central Board for Film Certification refused to certify the upcoming war comedy War Chhod Na Yaar; the reason being a reference to the Pakistani General Pervez Musharraf.
The producer Prashanth Narayan says, “We showed the film on Monday to the Censor Board. They suggested some minor changes like beeps in a couple of places. They promised to give the letter clearing the film the next day with a ‘U’ certificate.” Later, on Wednesday, the CBFC refused to give the film a certificate; giving Prashanth Narayan a mini heart-attack.
Now this makes their schedules go hay-wire. “I was told the film has gone to the Revising Committee because of the reference to General Musharraf. We had to cut the reference to the General. My argument is not about the cut. But I want to know why we were not told about the necessary changes when we first went to the censors. The delay had a snowballing effect. The prints took longer to be readied and the distribution process was delayed. We lost precious time,” Prashanth Laments