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Radhika Apte starrer ‘Parched’ gets an A certificate

Internationally acclaimed movie ‘Parched‘ directed by Leena Yadav stars the talented trio of Radhika Apte, Surveen Chawla and Tannishtha Chatterjee. It is a story of women empowerment and is set in the rural parts of Rajasthan. The film releases in India next Friday and the Central Board of Film Certification has passed it with an A certificate.

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The movie was apparently lauded for its content, and the CBFC also showed tremendous liberality by letting go of some powerful and bold content. Film’s producer Aseem Bajaj says, “The board has passed the film for ‘Adults Only’ with just a few cuts. We are very grateful to CBFC. They’ve shown immense empathy, sensitivity and generosity towards ‘Parched’.”

Apparently, there were two women in the jury of the Censor Board, who were moved to tears after watching the film. Says Aseem, “They were reluctant to cut anything except a shot of a bare breast. They said it (a breast) does not jell with the Indian audiences’ sensibility. We were okay with that. They gave us the option of removing or blurring the breast. We chose the latter option.”

The Board also objected to some abusive language, which was removed too. “There were scenes showing little boys using abusive language.The board members felt it was not needed. We agreed to remove the abuses and the breast shot as they in no way affected our storytelling. In my experience they are fair and just and doing their jobs to the best of their abilities,” adds Assem.

‘Parched’ is produced by Ajay Devgn under his banner Ajay Devgn Films.

Also Read: Five reasons why ‘Parched’ is a must watch for everyone!

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