Emraan Hashmi’s upcoming film Cheat India’s title has been changed to Why Cheat India a little over a week before its release. The tile was reportedly changed following an objection from the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC). The co-producer of the film, Tanuj Garg told Mumbai Mirror, “The Board had concerns about the previous title. We had an extensive conversation about the proposed changes since the theatrical trailer and TV promos have already been certified with the original title. We felt this could lead to dual communication with the audience but finally, in the interest of time, we mutually agreed on a title change.”
The film was finally cleared on Wednesday with one change where a shot of drug use was blurred out. Directed by Soumik Sen, the film also stars Shreya Dhanwantary. It is all set to release on January 18. Emraan Hashmi shared the new poster of the film and captioned it saying, ''Don't ask WHY! But it's WHY! #WhyCheatIndia.''
In an interview with IANS, Emraan had said, “I have seen how exam papers are leaked during exams. Some of my friends’ friends bought question papers in advance and later they failed in the exam because they got the wrong set of questions. I have seen how students paid money to invigilators to fill the answer papers. I never got involved in such activities, but I have seen them happen.”
Why Cheat India revolves around the education system. It is actor Emraan Hashmi's first production project.