Politician-filmmaker Sanjay Raut says 'Thackeray cleared by CBFC', board yet to confirm

Thackeray Photograph:( Twitter )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jan 14, 2019, 01.36 PM (IST)

The politician-filmmaker Sanjay Raut revealed on Saturday that his upcoming film ‘Thackeray’ has been cleared by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) for release. Based on the life of political party Shiv Sena founder Balasaheb Thackeray, the biopic has been in news ever since it has been announced. Watch the trailer here.

As Raut launched the music of the film in Mumbai, he also said that the Marathi version of the film will also be certified by the film board. He said, “Hindi version of the film has been cleared by the censor. The Marathi version will go to the censor day after tomorrow. It is different in a way and our team is at work for the same.”

The said news has, however, not been confirmed by the board. 

It was earlier reported that the board has raised objections to certain scenes and dialogues that refer to the Babri Masjid demolition. Responding to this, Raut said, “Who said objection was raised? The film has everything that one wants to see.”
“Balasaheb was never anti-Muslim. He is a true patriot and has never brought religion and caste in between anything. People asked us we have cast Nawazuddin Siddiqui as Balasaheb Thackeray and I think this a big salute to Balasaheb’s ideology. He was above any religion and caste. He is Nationalist and believed in the growth of everyone,” he added. 

The film is directed by Abhijit Panse and is set to release on January 25.