Director Vishwas Patil has been asked to increase his film Rajjo’s hero’s age from 18 to 21 years, by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC).
In the film, the on screen age of the lead character named Chandu has been raised from 18 to 21 as advised by the CBFC. Respecting the decidion, director Vishwas has gone ahead and done the needful.
Rajjo sees Chandu aged 18 married to a 24 years old nautch girl, which apparently did not go down well with the censors as the legal marriageable age for men in India is 21. In order to avoid sending out a wrong message to the public, the CBFC had to take this necessary step.
“I respect the censor board’s decision, and luckily there were no scenes where the actor and Kangana are talking about the boy’s age,” Patil said in a statement. “It’s just that I have taken the concept from a short story of Jayant Pawar…But yes, I will send a letter to the board once the film hits theatres,” he added.
Produced by Four Pillars Entertainment, Rajjo is all set to give tough competition to Ram Leela, both releasing on the same day, November 15.