Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) is in news again. It has now objected to the title of Emraan Hashmi starrer Cheat India. The title has now changed to Why Cheat India, just a week before its release. According to the reports, CBFC has objected to the title on the grounds of it being misleading.
The producers of ‘Why Cheat India’ released an official statement which stated that they mutually agreed to change the title. The statement reads:
“The CBFC had concerns about the title Cheat India. We had an extensive conversation with the Examining Committee and Revising Committee regarding the proposed change as the film has been in public domain for a year, and more importantly, because the theatrical teaser, trailer, and television promos had already been certified with the original title. This would lead to dual communication a week before the release. The duress of lack of time left us with no choice but to mutually agree to the new title, Why Cheat India.”
The star of the film, Emraan Hashmi too took to Instagram to post a new poster of the film with the new title. He captioned it as,” Don’t ask WHY. But it’s WHY.Sigh.”
The plot of the film revolves around some true events, which features Emraan Hashmi as a professor, Rakesh Singh, who helps candidates around the country to clear their entrance examinations from various fields like Medical, Engineering and Banking sector by fraudulent means. The film is based on the corrupt education practices performed by many to get through college entrance exams, UPSC and others. It is releasing on January 25, 2019.