Priyanka Chopra's much awaited upcoming film 'Jai Gangaajal' is marred with controversy as it was reported that the director Prakash Jha had made voluntary cuts to his upcoming cop drama Jai Gangaajal to avoid getting an 'A' certificate from the Central Board Of Film Certification (CBFC).
However Prakash Jha denied all reports and justified that he never made any cuts to the film and that all these reports were false.
Reportedly, CBFC wanted to give the film an 'A' certificate due to a few violent and abusive scenes, but Jha did not agree and wanted a 'UA' certificate.
When contacted about the issue, Prakash Jha said, "Saala is a word we use in everyday conversation. My cop drama is set in the hinterlands. I'm not saying anything anti-national or anti-religion. I'm a responsible maker who would never hurt anyone's sentiments. There's a need to look at the context in which a particular word or phrase is used. If a villain is saying something and is immediately taken to task for it and not glorified, they should let it go."
"I was told that two members wanted to give it an 'A' certificate with several cuts while two others were ready to give it a 'UA' with minimal cuts. The matter was referred to Pahlaj Nihalani who asked me to send it to the Revising Committee. He sat in the screening and headed the committee. While several members appreciated the film, I was offered a 'UA' with 11 cuts which wasn't acceptable. There is no rule saying certain cuss words cannot be used." he further added.