Censor board finally grants certification to Metro
We had reported earlier that the censor board had refused to certify the film Metro, stating its content is violent.Following this, the makers had referred the film to the board’s revising committee. The committee viewed the film, and has finally given a go ahead for it’s release, albeit with an `A’ certification.
Confirming the news, director Anand says, “After 40 days of struggle, we finally got a certificate for our film. The revising committee members saw the film and they felt that even though the content had a social message, it is meant only for an adult audience and hence, it has been certified `A’.” However, this certification doesn’t allow for tax exemption. But Anand doesn’t seem to mind, for, he says, “It’s OK. For a small-budget film like ours, we can manage even if we don’t get a tax exemption.Only the makers of big-budget films will have to plan from the beginning to get their film exemption.”
So, has he made any alterations to the content for censor certificate? The director says he was stubborn that he would not change the content or allow for any cuts in the film. “I have not changed even a single scene. The film will be releasing as it is. It has no sexual content; it only throws light on the major crimes happening in the city,” he says.