Filmmaker Nikhil Advani, setting aside buzz of “problems” around the release of his production Baazaar, says he is on the lookout for the right day for the Saif Ali Khan-starrer to hit the screens. But there is a good news for him and he is very happy for that Satyameva Jayate gets A certificate.
He says the ‘A’ certificate for Milap Zaveri’s anti-corruption film ‘Satyameva Jayate’ is most welcome. The violence, the CBFC felt, was ‘extremely relevant’.
“The Adults certificate for our film is most welcome. My co-producers T-Series and I are very happy with it. In fact, the members of the censor board recommended that we take the ‘A’ certificate to avoid any cuts. The violence, they felt, was extremely relevant and not at all gratuitous,” said Advani.
However, most producers prefer to make the cuts rather than limit their audience with an ‘A’ certificate. Not the producers and director of “Satyameva Jayate”.
“T-Series and I spoke to our director Milap Zaveri. We wanted an Adults certification because it is not a film for the young or the squeamish. It is a violent and brutal film as it blows the lid off corruption.
“We wanted to make a hard-hitting statement and we wanted to provide a solution to corruption. It may not be everybody’s cup of tea. But like I said, Satyameva Jayate is not for those who cannot digest violence,” said Advani.
Advani stressed on the importance of giving the audience enough incentive to come to the theatre. He said he was in advanced talks with an OTT platform for the film’s release too, but he decided against it.
However, he plans to extend his widely appreciated action spy thriller film D-Day as a web show.