In the past couple of months, getting a film cleared by the CBFC has become an uphill task for filmmakers. Given that although we have a new in-charge at the helm of the certification board, the laws that govern the board are still prehistoric, to say the least. However, the makers of Farhan Akhtar – Annu Kapoor starrer, The Fakir of Venice, were pleasantly surprised when the film was cleared with a U/A certificate after getting through all the strict guidelines.
The Fakir of Venice, which was supposed to mark Akhtar’s acting debut, is based on the story of two men who try to con the European art world. Veteran actor Annu Kapoor plays a Muslim who poses as a ‘Baba’ and that’s what the makers thought might be a potential red flag.
But, after all said and done, the film is all set to release on 5th of January, and the producers are planning to release two songs from the film pretty soon.
The music of The Fakir of Venice has been composed by music maestro AR Rahman, and the film is loosely based on real-life experiences of writer/director/producer Homi Adajania. The film has been Directed by adman Anand Surapur, produced by October Films and distributed by Yusuf Shaikh.
Check out the trailer right here.
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