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With 218 cuts, 'Grand Masti' to become most censored movie on TV

That is precisely the number of scenes the censor board wants deleted from Grand Masti’s TV premiere

About 17 months after its theatrical release, Indra Kumar’s sex comedy Grand Masti might get a television screening soon — but with some riders. Regional officer of Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), Rahul Vaidya has sent a showcause notice to the makers asking them to effect 218 cuts for small screen viewing.

A still from Grand Masti
A still from 'Grand Masti'

A board official says, "They have been asked to resubmit the film after making the suggested cuts. Only then will a decision on the certification of the film be taken."

In December 2013, Kumar had applied to the board to clear his Rs 100-crore film with a U/A certificate so that it could be premiered on television. A source from the CBFC says, "With 218 cuts, one wonders how much of the film will be left. The board may pass the film with the requested certification but only if the recommended cuts and modifications are accommodated."

The filmmaker says the process of deleting the scenes is already underway. Meanwhile, the makers have already announced 'Phir Grand Masti' with Riteish Deshmukh, Aftab Shivdasani and Vivek Oberoi. The film will mark Riteish's comeback to the sex comedy genre.

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