Rani Mukerji’s last week release, Mardaani, is Yash Raj Films first movie to get an A certificate. And that hasn’t gone down well with the makers of the cop drama, including Rani Mukerji because they feel the certificate affected the film’s collections considerably.
At a press conference held today at Yash Raj Studio to discuss the female-oriented film doing well at the box office, Rani spoke her heart out or should we say criiticised and condemned the Censor Board for giving Mardaani an A certificate. “I’m glad that Mardaani has touched many hearts but it would have touched many more provided the film have got an A certificate which unfortunately didn’t happen. We tried our best to convince the Censor Board but they refused to listen. The fight was to get at least an UA certificate so that more number of people could see the film. I want to re-censor Mardaani,” Rani says.
“After watching the film, several NGO’s called us to congratulate and praised us for the way we tackled the issue of sex trafficking issue. They said they want their children (12 year old who are part of the NGO) to see the film. But since it has been given an A certificate they can’t watch the film. It’s quite disappointing and sad. It’s a film made to create awareness among the people, especially parents of girl child to learn from the incidents depicted in the film. Since the film has already been declared tax free in Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh, it’s quite amusing to believe that kids who form a major part of population won’t be able to see the film. Letters from NGOs will also help us to convince the Censor Board to reconsider their judgement,” adds Rani.
Will Mardaani Rani be able to convince the Censor Board and get her film re-censored? Only time will tell…