BY ANUJ RADIA

Sanju has been catching eyeballs ever since the film’s inception. But after seeing the trailer, we all have been both shocked and intrigued to see the reality of Sanjay Dutt’s life.

What is quite interesting is that Rajkumar Hirani’s films are never bold and usually appeal to family audiences.

However, Sanju has been given certificate 15 by the British Board of Film Certification, which means no one under that age will be allowed to view the film. The reasons for this certificate is the “drug references, drug misuse, infrequent strong sex references.”

While Prasoon Joshi, the chairperson of the Central Board Of Film Certification remained unavailable for comment, former CBFC chairperson Pahlaj Nihalani commented, “I think the censor board has gone from sanskari during my tenure, to liberal in no time at all.

If a film that is seen to be unsuited for audiences under 15 in the UK is Okayed for children under 12 accompanied by adults in India, then we should definitely feel liberal as a nation.”

Despite being such a highly-awaited commercial film, it will be interesting to see whether this restriction will impact the movie’s box-office run in Great Britain!

Helmed by Rajkumar Hirani and produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra, the movie stars Ranbir Kapoor, Paresh Rawal, Manisha Koirala, Sonam Kapoor, Dia Mirza, Vicky Kaushal and Anushka Sharma in lead roles.