Emraan Hashmi’s Cheat India is now Why Cheat India

Written by Newsroom Staff January 10, 2019 12:08

New Delhi: Emraan Hashmi’s upcoming film Cheat India has got a new title just a week before its release. The new title of the Soumik Sen directorial is Why Cheat India. The change has happened after the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) objected to the title on the grounds of it being misleading.

Film’s co-producer Tanuj Garg told Mumbai Mirror, “The Board had concerns about the previous title. We had an extensive conversation about the proposed changes since the theatrical trailer and TV promos have already been certified with the original title. We felt this could lead to dual communication with the audience but finally, in the interest of time, we mutually agreed on a title change.”

Here’s the trailer of Cheat India, which is now Why Cheat India

Given the paucity of time — the film releases January 18, the makers agreed to change the title to Why Cheat India. The film was finally cleared on Wednesday with one change where a shot of drug use was blurred out. Directed by Soumik Sen, the film also stars Shreya Dhanwantary.


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Why Cheat India, earlier scheduled to hit screens on 25 January, was pushed ahead by a week to avoid clashing with Nawazuddin Siddiqui-starrer Thackeray. The film will now release on 18 January. Directed by Soumik Sen, the film also stars Shreya Dhanwantary.