Finally, Prakash Jha’s Raajneeti got a U/A certificate from the Censor Board.
The Censor board referred the movie to the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal which gave it a U/A certificate which means, “Unrestricted Public Exhibition with parental guidance for children below 12 years,” under the condition that Prakash Jha would chop off certain dialogues and scenes.
Raajneeti has some violent scenes and references to homosexuality and a love making scene between Katrina Kaif and Arjun Rampal.
According to reliable sources, Prakash Jha had to cut down 50% of the lovemaking scene. Initially, he did not want to reveal it to the reporters. Later, he admitted to Hindustan Times.com. He said, "There was a love-making scene in the film featuring Arjun Rampal. I had to cut out 50 per cent of it. I also had to delete some abusive language in the film…It was a very aesthetically shot love making scene. Arjun and Katrina are two very beautiful people. And they made love to the camera. The Tribunal felt it was a bit too explicit for a 'UA' audience. I didn't argue.""
Earlier, a social worker named Naseem Khan filed a lawsuit to stay the release of Raajneeti for it would derogate the image of Sonia Gandhi. The good news is that the Censor Board announced that the characters in the movie do not resemble with any person living or dead.
Prakash Jha is known for making serious political movies. His major movies include Damul (1984), Mrityudand (1997), Gangaajal (2003), Apaharan (2006). Raajneeti is a political thriller which revolves around the lives of some politicians and an election.