The trailer of SANJU which received heaps of praises from all quarters, later got embroiled in a controversy regarding the ‘over flowing toilet scene’ when a complaint was filed by Prithvi Mhaske of Sangharsh Foundation against the makers.
The latest update according to reports is that CBFC has cleared the film with a UA certificate but the ‘over flowing toilet scene’ is removed.
A report in Mid -Day says that the CBFC has suggested the makers to remove the said scene for aesthetic reasons.
The daily has quoted a source, which says "The scene wasn't adding value to the narrative besides displaying the helpless situation of the protagonist. It was a judgment call taken from an artistic point of view which the filmmakers agreed to."
The complainant Prithvi Mhaske of Sangharsh Foundation in his complaint had claimed that the scene will make show the jail authorities in the bad light. The letter, which was addressed to Prasoon Joshi (CBFC Chairman), Ranbir Kapoor and Rajkumar Hirani, according to reports had stated, “In the trailer of the movie we have seen a scene that Sanjay Dutt was in such a barrack of a jail in which the toilet overflowed. As per the information available, the government and jail authorities are taking a very well care of all the barracks of the jails. We never heard any such incidents anywhere. Earlier as well many movies were released based on the gangsters wherein the jails were covered but never had seen such incidents.”