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Have Omerta, High Jack run into trouble with CBFC?

According to a source, Hansal Mehta's film on terrorist Omar Sheikh, and Akarsh Khurana's stoner comedy haven't got clearance from the Central Board of Film Certification yet 

Mayur Lookhar

Friday, 20 April, was meant to be a crowded day at the box office with as many 20 films (Hindi, regional and international) scheduled to be released; including Omerta, Nanu Ki Jaanu, Beyond The Clouds, Daas Dev, High Jack, Ishq Tera, among others.

However, one of the most keenly awaited films, Hansal Mehta's Omerta may find it difficult to hit the big screens on schedule.

According to sources, Omerta and stoner comedy High Jack have run into trouble with the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC).

“There are few films that will not be released this Friday. Omerta and High Jack have run into trouble with CBFC. Omerta because it’s based on a terrorist, while High Jack is a film on doping. The two films haven’t got their censor certificate as yet. Though there is no censorship issues with Daas Dev, I am hearing that Daas Dev makers may push their film to avoid competition,” a trade source said.

Akarsh Khurana, director of High Jack, confirmed the development. “Yes, there is a possibility that High Jack may get delayed. We haven’t got our CBFC certificate as yet. The CBFC hasn’t given us any intimation, but the film is under review by them. We are hoping that we get the clearances soon and we are hoping to release this week only,” he said, in a conversation with Cinestaan.com.

While Hansal Mehta could not be contacted, the film's publicist stated that they have not received any communication from the makers in this regard so far. Omerta is based on the life of noted Pakistani terrorist Omar Sheikh.

Meanwhile, a publicist assured that there is no change in plans for Sudhir Mishra's Daas Dev.

Other films expected to be released on 20 April include Faraz Haider's Nani Ki Jaanu and Majid Majidi's Beyond The Clouds.

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