The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has given Sonakshi Sinha-starrer “Khandaani Shafakhana” a U/A certificate with no cuts, producer Mrigdeep Singh Lamba said on Monday.
The film, directed by Shilpi Das Gupta, revolves around a woman who inherits a sex clinic from her uncle.
“We got a good response from the censor board when they were watching the film. After the screening of the film, they took extra 15 minutes to decide the certification’’.
“There are no cuts given. They also said it is a film that had to be seen by people so they gave us a U/A certificate,” Lamba told reporters here at the trailer launch of the film.
Sonakshi Sinha recently expressed that she was surprised to be approached for a bold subject like Khandani Shafakhana, which revolves around a woman running a sex clinic, as she has mostly done family friendly roles. But the actor took the challenge head-on as she realised the film gave her an opportunity to explore stereotypes attached to sex and how small town India perceives the subject.
It is also a refreshing change to see a female protagonist leading the film as such stories as previous films were led by male actors in the past, she added.
"In the film, my character struggles to thwart the social stigma and ignorance about sex in a small town. We have always had male protagonists in such films. I feel happy that I am the flag bearer in terms of the subject - running a sex clinic in a film," Sonakshi told PTI in an interview.
A sexologist has apparently filed a case against the film in Delhi. Talking about the same, co-producer Mahaveer Jain said the legal process is underway. “That case is in process so it would be better we don’t talk about it now,” he said.
The film marks the acting debut of rapper Badshah. It also stars Varun Sharma, Annu Kapoor, Kulbhushan Kharbanda and Priyanshu Jora. Produced by Lamba, Jain and Bhushan Kumar, the film is slated to be released on August 2.
(With inputs from PTI)