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Censor Board clears Saif Ali Khan - Katrina Kaif's Phantom

Himesh Mankad | Updated on: 14 July 2015, 9:10 IST

The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has cleared Saif Ali Khan and Katrina Kaif's upcoming film Phantom. Directed by Kabir Khan, the film was passed by the censor board with a Universal Adult Certificate (U/A) after muting two abusive words.

Post Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Kabir Khan is all set to come up with Phantom, which is a political thriller based on Hussain Zaidi's bestselling novel Mumbai Avengers. The film had been postponed due topost production work, but is finally set to release on 28 August, 2015. The plot of Phantom revolves around the situation post 26/11 Mumbai attacks, and will feature Saif Ali Khan as an army officer. While the details about Katrina Kaif's character in the film are not known, the actress is said to have a strong, performance-oriented character in the film.

According to director Kabir Khan, since the film deals with the sensitive subject of 26/11 attacks in Mumbai, the script demanded the use of abusive language. However, the censor board gave a green signal only after the removal of two abusive words that they considered unfit for viewership.

The thriller has no songs and is being released under Sajid Nadiadwala's banner. The theatrical trailer is set be out soon.

First published: 14 July 2015, 9:10 IST
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Himesh Mankad is an entertainment journalist who has a B.Com degree from Narsee Monjee College, Mumbai. He prefers covering Bollywood and loves good stories and music. When not watching movies, he can be found on a cricket field strutting his stuff.