Sunny Leone’s ‘Mastizaade’ gets 'A' certificate

Sunny Leone-starrer 'Mastizaade' has finally been cleared for a theatrical release by the censor board with an ‘adult’ tag after the makers removed some scenes and dialogues.

The Milap Zaveri directed adult-comedy which also stars Tusshar Kapoor and Vir Das in prominent roles, had wrapped up in December last year and was supposed to release in May this year. However, the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) refused to pass it at various levels owing to the film’s risqué content.

Actor Riteish Deshmukh, who will also be seen in a cameo role in the film announced the censor board’s decision to pass it with an ‘A’ certificate, on Twitter. "Censor Certificate for Mastizaade congrats @PritishNandy @zmilap @RangitaNandy @SunnyLeone @thevirdas & @TusshKapoor," the ‘Bangistan’ actor wrote.

Director Milap said, "We are happy and excited to get a clearance. We will announce a release date soon. The film is an adult comedy and in anticipation of cuts from the censor board, we filmed extra shots. We have chopped some scenes here and there, but they do not affect the film in any way."

The film’s producer Rangita Nandy, however, refrained from sharing any details on the number of cuts effected to get ‘Mastizaade’ passed. "I can only tell you that we have escaped unhurt and the impact of the cuts are not that bad. Though it was not an easy process, we managed to pull it off and had a quiet celebration for it. We are now looking to release the film as soon as possible since it is ready," she was quoted by Midday.