Emraan Hashmi’s ‘Cheat India’ title changes to ‘Why Cheat India’


New Delhi: Emraan Hashmi’s upcoming flick ‘Cheat India’, will now release as ‘Why Cheat India’ the makers have changed the titled after facing a last-minute objection from the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC).

The website quoted producer Tanuj Garg saying, “Yes, the Board had concerns about the previous title. We had an extensive conversation regarding the proposed change since the theatrical trailer and TV promos have already been certified with the original title We felt this would lead to dual communication with the audience but finally, in the interest of time, we mutually agreed on a title change.”

The changes are made just two weeks ahead of the release of film helmed by ‘Gulaab Gang’ director Soumik Sen. ‘Why Cheat India’ exposes the underbelly of our education system and how much corruption and greed has taken over.

Noted trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared the news on the social media, tweeting, “#CheatIndia is now titled #WhyCheatIndia… Releases next Fri [18 Jan 2019].”

Earlier, the makers had rescheduled the release date of the film in order to pave way for Nawazuddin Siddiqui starrer ‘Thackeray’. The film was originally slated to release on January 25, 2019. Several reports claimed that Shiv Sena’s film wing members had asked other filmmakers to not release their films with ‘Thackeray’.

Also starring Shreya Dhanwanthary and features over 40 theatre actors, who were cast by the makers after extensive auditioning. The film is now scheduled to arrive in theatres on January 18, 2019.