Salman Khan bats for new categories for certifying adult films

In the wake of the ‘Udta Punjab’ censorship controversy, superstar Salman Khan feels more categories should be created for clearing films in the ‘adult’ segment.

Recently makers of ‘Udta Punjab’ were embroiled in a battle with CBFC over the number of cuts in the Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt starrer film.

The makers got a lot of support from the industry and even the court ruled in their favour.

“There are certain cuts given for U/A and U certificate and some cuts in A certificate films. Put XX, XXX (to ‘A’ certificate films) for people, who come to see that kind of films as they are aware about what is there in it,” Salman said in an interview here.

Salman’s ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan‘ had also run into trouble with censor board and some religious organisations, who objected to the title.

“In ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ case, we were asked to change the title. We were like if the film was (based) in Maharashtra then it would be ‘Bajrangi Bhau’, in UP ‘Bajrangi Bhaiya’ and in Punjab ‘Bajrangi Paaji’. But the character is going to Pakistan so it is called ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’,” the 50-year-old star said.

The CBFC gave U/A certificate to the Kabir Khan-directed film, where Salman played the role of an ardent devotee of Hanuman, who embarks on a journey to reunite a mute six year old girl (Harshali Malhotra) with her parents in Pakistan.

Inputs from PTI