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Bajrangi Bhaijaan cleared by censor board with five cuts

Bajrangi-Bhaijaan380_TwitterSalman Khan’s much-awaited Bajrangi Bhaijaan cleared the Censor Board of Film Certification (CBFC) on Tuesday with five cuts amid fears that it might incite communal tension, reports Indian Express.

Acting on a suggestion by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), the board also roped in two Muslim members on the seven-member committee that cleared the movie.

According to a report by Economic Times, the five cuts mostly dealt with ‘derogatory’ words on Lord Ram and Islam and the reviewing committee ensured that proper cuts were made.

The MHA had also asked the CBFC to ensure that no portion of the film was in violation with Section 5(b) of the Cinematograph Act, 1952.

Section 5(b) of the Cinematograph Act, 1952 mandates that a film shall not be certified for public exhibition if, in the opinion of the authority competent to grant the certificate, the film or any part of it is against the interests of the sovereignty and integrity of India, the security of the State, friendly relations with foreign States, public order, decency or morality, or involves defamation or contempt of court or is likely to incite the commission of any offence.

The examining committee also reviewed the title of the movie but found no problem with it.

Directed by Kabir Khan, Bajrangi Bhaijaan which also stars Kareena Kapoor Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui is slated to hit the screens on 15 July.

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