The censor board of India says that Saif Ali Khan starrer Kaalakaandi has excessive verbal profanity and they went ahead to compare it from 2011 film Delhi Belly, saying that Imran Khan's film looked like a Disney Film. And with that, the film's release date was stalled.
Kaalakaandi is slated to release on January 12, 2018
After going through this ordeal, the makers of the film approached the Film Certification and Appellate Tribunal (FCAT) to intervene. According to a recent report, the film has been cleared with one cut and has been given a U/A certification.
Saif Ali Khan spoke to the publication and confirmed the news. "Imagine a film after 72 cuts. The whole essence would be lost. But we went to FCAT and they passed it with just one cut and gave us a U/A certificate. That’s great," says the Chef actor.
With this, the makers and actors of the film have another reason to rejoice: The film will get a theatrical release, which until now was stuck at a cliffhanger. Co-producers of Kaalakaandi, Ashi Dua and Cinestan Film Company were in talks with Netflix to release the film on the digital platform as there was an embargo on its theatrical release.
Kaalakaandi, directed by Akshat Verma, also stars Akshay Oberoi, Shobhita Dhulipala, Kunaal Roy Kapur, Deepak Dobiyal and Vijay Raaz. It is produced by Rohit Khattar and Ashi Dua Sara's Cinestaan Film Company Pvt Ltd.