According to the actor, the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal is a 'magic place'.
Films come out of FCAT with no cuts: Saif Ali Khan positive for Kaalakaandi
Mumbai - 01 Sep 2017 14:00 IST
Actor Saif Ali Khan, whose film Kaalakaandi was reportedly advised over 60-64 cuts by the censor board, says the film is in the process of going to the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal (FCAT), which he calls a "magic place".
About Kaalakaandi, he said: "There were lots of cuts. There is a government body called FCAT. So a lot of films that go there with a lot of cuts come out with no cuts or really fewer cuts. It is a magic place apparently where films go with a lot of cuts and come out with no cuts."
Khan added that the trailer of Kaalakaandi won't be released until the makers are sure of the number of cuts being finalised as that might spoil the essence of the story. "It sounds to me like a waste of time, but it's great. So yes, the process is on. Hopefully, it will come out with few cuts because it's a lovely film. We think the trailer should be released only after we are sure about the number of cuts," he said.
The actor spoke about it at the launch of the trailer of his new film Chef on Thursday, 31 August. Khan was present along with Chef director Raja Krishna Menon and producer Bhushan Kumar.
Chef is a remake of Jon Favreau's eponymous film about the relationship between a father, who is a chef, and his young son.
As Khan is playing the chef's role, he was asked if he cooks well in real life to which the actor replied: "Well, I like cooking spaghetti which is easy for me. I learnt chopping vegetables during the shoot. We cooked in an Amritsari kitchen... Some Punjabi khana. Vikas Khanna is one of my favourite chefs... He is one of the international top chefs from our India, and he is a Punjabi."