Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt who is co-producing Ya Rab under his banner Vishesh Films, says, the Censor Board wasn’t ready to give the film a U/A certificate and that the film had a tough time.
Ya Rab is a film based on the religious fundamentalists in Islam.
“The film (Ya Rab) had a tough time at the Censor Board,” Mahesh Bhatt said on Tuesday at the launch of the it’s first look.
“The examining committee (of Central Board of Film Certification) refused to see the film and give it the certificate that we wanted. We wanted U/A certificate for the film but the Censor Board was not willing to do so unless some cuts were done. The revising committee got cold feet,” he added.
Bhatt along with the film’s director then approached the Tribunal to seek a U/A certificate for the film.
“Finally me and director Hasnain Hyderabadwala went to the Tribunal and thank god, India has people who have integrity, who have courage. There Lalit Bhasin, who was heading the Tribunal, looked at Hasnain with awe and said ‘you have made a brilliant film. I think India needs to see this film’,” Bhatt recalled.
Ya Rab features Bigg Boss 7 fame Ajaz Khan in the lead role and is slated to release February 7.