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CBFC asks Pathaan makers to implement changes in songs before release amid Besharam Rang row

Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) Chairman Prasoon Joshi issued a statement on the recent controversy over the song 'Besharam Rang...' from Shahrukh Khan's film Pathaan, which is going to release on January 25.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Mumbai: The censor board has also objected to the song Besharam Rang from Shah Rukh Khan’s comeback film Pathan, released on December 12. The makers of this film have been asked by the Censor Board to change some scenes in the film along with changes in the song. Along with this, the committee of the censor board has directed that the revised print should be shown to the censor board again. Significantly, Pathan is going to be released on January 25, 2023 in Hindi as well as in Tamil and Telugu.

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Shahrukh Khan’s upcoming film Pathan is facing many hurdles even before its release. The song Besharam Rang featuring Deepika Padukone and Shah Rukh Khan in very glamorous and hot avatars has created a controversy over the use of orange swimwear. Now, the film has been sent to CBFC for censorship ahead of its January 25, 2023 release.

The Censor Board, after reviewing the film, asked the makers to make suggested changes in the film, including the songs. Then, he asked them to submit a revised version of Pathan for re-certification.

Pathan’s first song, Besharam Rang, was released on 12 December. While fans appreciated Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone’s sizzling chemistry, the film also ran into trouble with Madhya Pradesh minister Dr. Narottam Mishra.

The minister was incensed at the use of saffron costumes in the film. He also said that there are some objectionable scenes in the film and Pathan will be banned in Madhya Pradesh if those scenes are not replaced. He said that the costumes and scenery should be improved or removed.

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Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone and John Abraham have come together for the first time in Pathan. The film is directed by Siddharth Anand and produced by Yash Raj Films. It is the fourth installment in the Spy Universe of this banner. Prior to this, the banner has featured in Spy Universe’s Ek Tha Tiger, Tiger Zinda and War. Pathan is scheduled to release on the Republic Day weekend with dubbed versions in Tamil and Telugu.

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