Mumbai: Emraan Hashmi’s upcoming film “Cheat India” has been renamed as “Why Cheat India” according to the makers this move comes after the Sensor board expressed their concern over it.
A statement issued on behalf of the film’s producers T-Series Films, Ellipsis Entertainment, and Emraan Hashmi Films stated that “The 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.
“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’.”
Tanuj Garg of Ellipsis Entertainment tweeted the film’s new poster and captioned: “Don’t ask WHY! But it’s WHY! Sigh! ‘Why Cheat India’.”
Don't ask WHY!!
But it's WHY!!
— WHY TANUJ GARG (@tanuj_garg) January 10, 2019
“Why Cheat India” is about the education system. It is actor Emraan Hashmi’s first production project. It features Emraan Hashmi and Shreya Dhanwanthary in the lead roles. The film is scheduled to be released on 18 January 2019.