Bollywood filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar is all set to bring his next intriguing drama to the audiences. The film titled India Lockdown was in fact shot during the pandemic induced lockdown. It tells the tale of 4 different characters and how the lockdown changed their lives. Reportedly the film was given an ‘A’ certificate and yet the CBFC (Central Board of Film Certification) had requested 12 cuts in the film. Out of these 2 are visual and 10 are audio. Bhandarkar is now apparently planning to meet the revising committee for redressal.
Speaking of his movie, Bhandarkar said, “All these cuts are from the track that focuses on a sex worker's life in Kamathipura. The language, I'm told, is problematic. The language has been used to keep the story authentic and we are ready to accept an A certificate. But removing so many words and important scenes will dilute the impact and essence of the plot. To retain the authenticity in the film, I had to keep these elements as a part of the narrative. We now plan to approach the revising committee.” India Lockdown stars Prateik Babbar, Aahana Kumra and Shweta Basu Prasad, among many others. It is produced by Bhandarkar Entertainment, Pranav Jain, Dhaval Jayantilal Gada and Aksshay Jayantilal Gada.