Reacting quickly to the CBFC's letter the Tribunal has reserved its decision to grant Babumoshai Bandookbaaz a censor certificate. But, the film was demanded 48 cuts by The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) under Pahlaj Nihalani's headship.
"Thanks FCAT for clearing "Babumoshai Bandookbaaz" with minor voluntary cuts".
" FCAT clears #BabumoshaiBandookbaaz with eight minor, voluntary cuts. The film will now release with its original flavour on August 25". "When our film director Kushan Nandy went to CBFC for the certification, Pahlaj Nihalani said, "You can go to Revising Committee, but we will double the cuts'".
Last month, FCAT had cleared Alankrita Shrivastava's Lipstick Under My Burkha after CBFC refused to pass the film.
Over several days, the Babumoshai Bandookbaaz vs CBFC battle played out, with the film's co-producer Kiran Shroff accusing the board's members of passing misogynist comments on her. On August 11, Nihalani was sacked as the censor board chief and replaced by advertising professional and lyricist Prasoon Joshi.
Babumoshai Bandookbaaz also stars Divya Dutta, Murli Sharma, Jatin Goswami and Shraddha Das.