After the release of Pradeep Sarkar's Mardaani last week Rani Mukherjee has been heard making a fervent plea for the re-certification the film. Rani wants the film's A Certificate to be modified to UA so that children would be able to see and understand the grim reality of child trafficking. Further probing reveals that although there is no provision for a film to be re-certified unless it's going from the cinema to another medium such as television, the Censor Board Of Film Certification(CBFC) is ready to allow Rani's film a second dekko.
Says Leela Samson, the chairperson of the CBFC the "A larger bench will see it and whatever their decision is, will hold and hopefully the producer will be happy with that."
If Rani really takes her film back to the censor board it would set a new precedent for those producers who feel their films got a a raw deal. Says a source, "There are many producers who think their films were unfairly certified in recent months. If Mardaani goes back for certification these disgruntled filmmakers would also seek a fresh certification."