Sooraj Barjatya is known for making family oriented films and the movies rarely get into trouble with the censor board. But this time around, the story is a little different with Prem Ratan Dhan Payo.
A well informed source has said, “The Censor Board Of Film Certification (CBFC) granted Prem Ratan Dhan Payo a ‘U’ certificate, but asked for three cuts. The word ‘Chinar’ (used to describe an immoral woman or a mistress) was used twice in the dialogues. The CBFC asked for the word to be removed and replaced by a less derogatory word. Women will not be referred to in disparaging tones even if Sooraj Barjatya’s films are known to respect women.”
The second cut made was on religious grounds, the source adds, “There is a lengthy antakshari sequence during a Ram Leela performance in the film where the line Maar Diya Jaye Ke Chhod Diya Jaye was used. The CBFC could not allow a frivolous line to break into the feeling of religious fervor. That line was removed. These minor changes apart PRDP sailed smoothly through the censors.”