Emraan Hashmi starrer Cheat India will now be called 'Why Cheat India'!


Just a week before its release, Soumik Sen's directorial Cheat India's title has been revised on account of the objection raised by the CBFC (Central Board of Film Certification). Emraan Hashmi and Shreya Dhanwanthary starrer Cheat India revolves around the conman being played by Hashmi who happens to be the mastermind behind the entrance examination scam.

Emraan and Shreya Dhanwanthary starrer Why Cheat India will be released on 18th January 2019

Produced by T-Series Films, Ellipsis Entertainment and Emraan Hashmi Films, Cheat India's title has been changed to 'Why Cheat India' as CBFC objected to the title on the grounds of it being misleading.

The makers of 'Why Cheat India' confirmed the same in a statement. A spokesperson said: “The CBFC had concerns about the title Cheat India. We had an extensive conversation with the Examining Committee and Revising Committee regarding the proposed change as the film has been in public domain for a year, and more importantly, because the theatrical teaser, trailer and television promos had already been certified with the original title. This would lead to dual communication a week before the release. The duress of lack of time left us with no choice but to mutually agree to the new title, Why Cheat India.”

Murder actor Emraan revealed about his experience with the same, by saying: “I have seen how exam papers are leaked during exams. Some of my friends’ friends bought question papers in advance and later they failed in the exam because they got the wrong set of questions. I have seen how students paid money to invigilators to fill the answer papers. I never got involved in such activities, but I have seen them happen.”

On a related note, Sen's Why Cheat India was earlier scheduled for a release on the Republic Day holiday. However, the makers decided to prepone the date of its release to 18th January 2019.

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