The title of Emraan Hashmi’s upcoming film Cheat India has been changed. Now the movie will be called Why Cheat India instead of Cheat India. The decision was taken after the Central Board of Film Certification expressed concern over it.
The film is produced by T-Series Films, Ellipsis Entertainment and Emraan Hashmi Films. In a statement issued right after locking the new title for the film, the makers said: “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.”
For the uninitiated, Why Cheat India throws light on the ailing education system of India. The film marks Emraan Hashmi’s debut as a producer. Debutante Shreya Dhanwanthary plays the female lead in the flick.
Why Cheat India is scheduled to roll into theatres on 18th January.