Aditya Roy Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor starrer Bollywood movie ‘OK Jaanu’ has been granted with U/A certificate. Director Shaad Ali told that the censor board ordered four verbal cuts in the movie.
A source said, “Only four verbal cuts were ordered. And these were minor alterations in the dialogue. Surprisingly, the Censor Board had no objection to the theme of live-in relationship.”
OK Jaanu is the remake of Tamil romantic drama film Oh Kadhal Kanmani. There was huge uproar over the Tamil (original) version of the film over it’s blatant espousal of a live-in relationship, when the film had gone for censor certification in March 2015.
“The times are changing. At one time, couples couldn’t even meet before marriage. Now they get a chance to spend time with one another to know whether they are compatible or not. That’s a social reality. To turn away from it is not going to stop the changes in society. We must recognize and respect the changes in social mores,” said Pahlaj Nihalani, who is the chief of Censor board.
OK Jaanu is produced by Karan Johar and Mani Ratnam under their banners Dharma Productions and Madras Talkies respectively. The movie is scheduled to release on January 13, 2017. Apart from Aditya and Shraddha, the film also stars Naseeruddin Shah and Leela Samson in leading characters.