'Bittoo' is all set to 'Boss'. After some tense moments that were spread for over almost a month, the makers of Bittoo Boss heaved a sign of relief as their promo was cleared by the Censor Board on Monday morning. The promo, which had to suffer the ignominy of being 'banned' with no reasons being stated whatsoever, came out unscathed once the revision committee saw it and felt that there was nothing objectionable in it that would have warranted a 'ban' per se. As things stand today, the promo has been granted a 'U/A' certificate.
"Once the promo of this film from the makers of Pyaar Ka Punchnama went viral on social network, there was nothing stopping it. In fact the word 'ban' only helped the film's popularity soar further. However, (producer) Abhishek Pathak and (director) Babul always wanted the blessing of Censor authorities in order to take the promotion forward the right way. They submitted the promo all over again to the Censor Board and had their hearts in their mouths before the verdict was announced. It was the moment of triumph once it was declared that the promo was free to be aired on television and further screened in theatres", informs a source attached to the production house.
The film's promo had earlier shocked the Censor authorities due to elements including 'meri bhi le le' and stuff alike (which basically referred to a picture being clicked). Also, the lyrics of 'Bittoo Sab Ki Lega' were feared to be way too risquÃ© for the family audience. Once Kumar Mangat Pathak sat down with Abhishek and Babul, it was mutually decided that the lyrics would be tweaked a little while a couple of shots would be tailored. Even though the spicy-n-naughty elements in this Pulkit Samrat-Amita Pathak film still stayed intact, this time around, Censor authorities were more entertained than shocked.
Says Babul, "Our film is as real and healthy in entertainment as a Band Baaja Baaraat or a Munnabhai. Of course, it does need an audience with sense of humour. The producers, the entire crew, cast and myself as a storyteller are committed and all have a common purpose and intention in purity to reach out to the audiences & entertain them. By the end of it, the Censor Board would be thankful and happy for the film due to its emotions expressed as well as the feelings and thoughts stirred".
In the meantime, the producers are currently going through thoughts of a different kind. Apparently, their earlier plan of attaching the promo of Bittoo Boss with Agneepath have been quashed now since the Censor certificate has come too late in the day. Since the prints of the Hrithik Roshan starrer are already in the middle of a dispatch, Bittoo Boss has no other choice but to arrive in theatres independently.
Confirms Abhishek, "Yes, we are now working out the logistics to bring Bittoo Boss with Agneepath. Though Thursday is quite difficult, we are going all out to ensure that our promo hits the screens over the weekend at the least. Meanwhile on television, we would be out as well in a couple of days. While social networking has really helped us reach so far, now it is time for us to create some good momentum on conventional forums as well."
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