A week before its 18 Jan release, Censors ask for a name change of controversial Emraan Hashmi starrer Cheat India and makers have now confirmed the new title, Why Cheat India.
Actor Emraan Hashmi dropped the new title and poster on his social media profile. He captioned it, “Don’t ask WHY! But it’s WHY! #WhyCheatIndia”
Soumik Sen directorial is now titled Why Cheat India! The change has happened after the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) objected to the title on the grounds of it being misleading.
The producers, T-Series Films, Ellipsis Entertainment and Emraan Hashmi Films confirmed the new title of their film in a statement.“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,” read the statement.
Emraan Hashmi will be seen playing the role of a conman in the film. He is the mastermind behind the entrance examination scam which has a team of toppers who write exams for other candidates for money. The film highlights the corruption which prevails in the Indian education system.
The movie marks the debut of Shreya Dhanwanthary in the lead roles. The film is scheduled to be released on 18 January 2019.