Interacting with the media at the music launch of his upcoming movie, Thackeray, producer Sanjay Raut, who was there with film’s presenter Viacom 18 Motion Pictures COO Ajit Andhare, actors Amrita Rao, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, music composer Rohan-Rohan and Shiv Sena leader Aditya Thackeray, was asked if the film has been cleared by the Central Board of Film Certification. Shooting back at the question, Sanjay said that for the veteran Maharashtra leader, Balasaheb Thackeray, CBFC’s scissors “is a very small thing.” Also Read - Sanjay Raut Takes A Dig At BJP With 'Death Anniversary' Jibe, Says Maha Aghadi Govt Will Complete Its Entire Term

IANS quoted him saying, “Who told you that CBFC has objection with the film? The Hindi version of the film has been cleared by CBFC. There is everything in the film which the audience wants to see. I already made a statement that CBFC’s scissors is a very small thing for Balasaheb Thackeray. He was the one who used to put the censor on others.” Also Read - Karachi Sweets Has Nothing to do With Pakistan, Name Change Won’t Make Sense: Sanjay Raut

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#viacom18motionpictures #CarnivalMotionPictures & #SanjayRaut invite you* for the grand #musiclaunch of their film _’#Thackeray_’ Guest of Honor *@UddhavThackeray* – #ShivSena Supremo, *#AadityaThackeray* – Yuva Sena Chief, actors #NawazuddinSiddiqui & #AmritaRao*, #Sanjay Raut – MP Rajyasabha, Editor Saamana Quote of Nawazuddin from Thackarey music launch- “The music of the film is fantastic. I didn’t hear any of them while shooting properly but the final outcome is amazing. Though I didn’t expect about the foot tapping anthem. I have worked really hard for the role but I don’t want to open all my cards before the film release”. Other guests included Filmmaker, Music Composers #Rohan-Rohan singer *#NakashAziz, #AjitAndhare – COO, Viacom18 Studios, #ShrikantBhasi – Chairman & Founder, Carnival Motion Pictures, #VarshaRaut, #Purvashi Raut, #VidhitaRaut – #RautersEntertainment LLP*.

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Directed by Abhijit Panse and written by journalist and MP Sanjay Raut, who is also a senior member of the Balasaheb founded Shiv Sena party, the movie was reportedly objected by CBFC for a particular Babri Masjid scene and another dialogue, Yandu Gundu, which has been used against the South Indian community staying in Mumbai. Slated to release on January 23, Thackeray’s 93rd birth-anniversary, the movie features Nawazuddin Siddiqui in titular role and Amrita Rao essaying the role of his wife. Thackeray will be released in three languages- Hindi, Marathi, and English.