Pahlaj Nihalani, ex-Censor Chief's upcoming Govinda starrer Rangeela Raja was given a dekho the Censors earlier this week, and the filmmaker was ordered to delete several dialogues from the film. While some of the dialogues were felt to be downright vulgar, some of the others with references to the epics Ramayana and Mahabharata have been strongly objected against. In totality, the number of cuts put forth by the Censor Board is around 20.
You know by now that Nihalani had appealed to the Vacation Bench of the Bombay High Court to overrule the Censor Board's decision, but was told that 'the matter is not urgent and he will have to wait'. Subsequently, Nihalani decided to approach the Court on November 12, when it reopens after Diwali. Besides Govinda, Rangeela Raja stars Mishika Chourasia, Digangana Survyavanshi and Anupama Agnihotri in lead roles. Not too long ago, we brought you an exhaustive EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with Mishika. A few days ago, we also brought you a story where Anupama revealed that she had encountered an indecent proposal during her early days in B-town.
A Still From Rangeela Raja
Nihalani is definitely not having a great time, running into the release of Rangeela Raja. Talking EXCLUSIVELY to SpotboyE.com last night, he said, "I am not going to release Rangeela Raja with the cuts which I have been asked. Mujhe Insaaf Chahiye (I want justice)."
For those who've come in late, we list down some of the dialogues which the Censor Board has put its foot down on:
- Mera Dhyaan Pooja Mein Tha (remove the gesture of hand)
- Ghevar Kitna Ras Bhara Hai, Ahista Ahista Kholna
- Talwar Miyan Se Bahar Niklegi Toh Tumhe Lene Ke Dene Pad Jayenge
- Jab Jab Raavan Sita Ka Apaharan Karega, Tab Tak Hanuman Ram Ka Saath Dene Aayega (Cut the mention of Ram)
- Raat Ko Aap Arjun Ki Tarah Teer Nikalke Bahar Jaate Ho
- Khaana Swadisht Hai
Govinda has a double role in Rangeela Raja and Nihalani himself has directed it. Rangeela Raja is scheduled to release next Friday. Will he be able to meet the deadline after Nihalani meets the Court on Monday? Your guess is as good as ours.
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