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CBFC Now Wants ‘Ram’ Muted in Anik Dutta’s ‘Meghnad Badh Rahasya’

Meghnad Badh Rahasya

Meghnad Badh Rahasya poster.

New Delhi: The Central Board of Film Certification has asked Bengali filmmaker Anik Dutta to beep the words ‘Ramrajya‘, ‘bandh‘ and ‘penis’ out of his latest thriller Meghnad Badh Rahasya. 

“The board had an issue with the way ‘Ramrajya’ surfaced in a dialogue and asked the makers to mute ‘Ram’,” a source close to the film told the Times of India.

The film was slated to release this Friday, but Dutta told TOI, “The online process of censor certification took some time. We were a bit delayed in submitting the film. That’s why we have decided to bring the film next week.”

Meghnad Badh Rahasya has been facing trouble for some time now. One of its actor’s Vikram Chatterjee, who was arrested in Sonika Chauhan’s death case and sent to two weeks judicial custody, was unable to attend the film’s promotions.

Earlier, objections were raised to the film’s poster, which had the word ‘Kabya’ struck off and replaced with ‘Rahasya’. Meghnad Badh Kabya is 19th century poet and dramatist Michael Madhusudan Dutt’s most famous work, which is what the name of the film makes a reference to.

“There is footage of a stage play based on Michael’s Madhusudan’s work, interpolated with the film which deals with mystery surrounding an award-winning science fiction writer,” Dutta had told PTI when the trailer of the film was launched.

The film is now scheduled to release on July 21.