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5 Bollywood Films that changed its original titles on CBFC’s Objection

Ganesh Jain

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Padmaavat and Why Cheat India

The B Town films often face the scissor of CBFC when the makers present them to get the certification. Some films also get a change in the titles as well. The recent example of the Emraan Hashmi movie called Cheat India that is now named Why Cheat India as suggested by the Censor Board. Similarly, there are many more such movies that changed their original titles once the CBFC objected, let’s check the five of these:

1). Padmaavat – The Sanjay Leela Bhansali was amidst the huge controversy when it was released in the screens. Fringe group objected a lot on the queen Padmavati was seen dancing that made the Censor Board ask for a change in its title.

2). Why Cheat India – the original title of the film was Cheat India and when the makers presented before the censor board, they had some reservations on its title. According to the board, the title seems to be misleading and hence they changed it to Why Cheat India from Cheat India.

3). Loveyatri – The film’s title was changed from Loveratri to Loveyarti as one of the complaints was hurled over it that stated that the title is misleading and hurting to the religious sentiments of the Hindu community celebrating the fest of Navratra.

4). Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela: Before the film Padmaavat, Sanjay Leela Bhansali had gone through the pain of changing his original title. His film was earlier titled as Ramleela which was objected by a community about some religious sentiments were hurt.

5). R…Rajkumar – Earlier the film was titled as Rambo Rajkumar but soon it faced some copyright issues. This made the makers change the title to R.. Rajkumar for the film starring Shahid Kapoor.

Wrapping Up

Besides the above list of films, other many more movies changed their names for various reasons as indicated by the Censor Board. It did hamper the fervour and spirits of the maker, but at the end of the day, they seemed to have settled down with the change. Do you have such list, better share with us!

Is a Senior Content writer and have been into the content domain from more than a decade. He has dealt with diverse areas in content writing, and writing has been his passion. He has been associated with CT since past five years being ardent Bollywood fans that enable him to produce quality articles.

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