Mumbai: Makers of Emraan Hashmi-starrer 'Cheat India' on Thursday changed the title of the film to 'Why Cheat India' after an objection from Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC).
''The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) had concerns about the title 'Cheat India'. We had an extensive conversation with the Examining Committee and Revising Committee regarding the proposed change as the film has been in public domain for a year, and more importantly, because the theatrical teaser, trailer and television promos had already been certified with the original title'' producers of the movie T-Series Films, Ellipsis Entertainment, Emraan Hashmi Films said in a statement.
''This would lead to dual communication a week before the release. The duress of lack of time left us with no choice but to mutually agree to the new title, 'Why Cheat India','' the statement said.The tagline 'Nakal Mein Hi Akal Hai' is also removed.
Earlier, the film made the headlines because of the change of its release date as it was clashing with the Bal Thackeray biopic.The film stars Emraan Hashmi and Shreya Dhanwanthary, and is directed by Soumik Sen and produced by Bhushan Kumar's T-Series and Tanuj Garg's Ellipsis Entertainment.
The official trailer of film was released on December 12.'Why Cheat India' is slated to hit screens on January 18.(UNI)