Milan Luthria’s multi-starrer Baadshaho was the first major film under Prasoon Joshi led CBFC to get a certificate. The film, which is based on the story of a heist during the Emergency, stars Ajay Devgn, Emraan Hashmi, Ileana D’Cruz, Esha Gupta and Vidyut Jamwal in lead roles.
There had been reports about the film grabbing eyeballs thanks to Ajay’s intimate scenes with Ileana but the film was passed with a U/A certificate along with zero cuts by the board. At a recent press conference, Ajay even said, “I feel if you rationalize with them (CBFC) everything can be understood. At least that’s my experience.”
Although, the film has now run in another problem over the use of 1975’s Deewar song ‘Keh Doon Tumhe’. Trimurti Films Private Limited which holds the rights for the song had approached the High Court, asking for injunction on the release of the film.
An appeal bench of the Bombay high court on Monday granted no relief to producers of Baadshaho. They may now be going in appeal against the dismissal to the Supreme Court given that the film is around the corner.
Originally, the film is slated to release on 1st September but given the circumstances, it looks difficult.