Here’s What CBFC Has Muted in ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Ahead of Release

CBFC grants ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ a U/A certificate; here’s when the film hits Indian theatres.

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Here’s a poster of <i>Crazy Rich Asians.</i>

Earlier Warner Brothers had tweeted from their official handle, stating - "We are sad to announce that Crazy Rich Asians would not be releasing in India." This announcement elicited a wave of disappointment as many Indian fans were waiting with bated breath for the first contemporary English-language Hollywood movie with an almost all-Asian cast. Take heart desi fans! Warner Bros. later took down the tweet. It recently announced the India release date of Jon M Chu's smash hit film - 21 September. The seesawing continued and the release has now been deferred to 5 October.

The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has also cleared the film with a U/A certification and muted a few words ahead of its release in India. Take a look:

CBFC clears<i> Crazy Rich Asians</i>.
CBFC clears Crazy Rich Asians.
(Photo courtesy: CBFC)

Based on the acclaimed worldwide bestseller of the same name by Kevin Kwan, the film, which features Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Gemma Chan, Awkwafina, Nico Santos, Lisa Lu, Ken Jeong, and Michelle Yeoh.

The story follows New Yorker Rachel Chu (Wu) as she accompanies her longtime boyfriend, Nick Young (Golding), to his best friend's wedding in Singapore where she learns that he is not only the scion of one of the country's wealthiest families, but also one of its most sought-after bachelors.

“I was proud to find and cast the most talented Asian actors from all around the world. It opened my eyes for sure,” director Jon M. Chu said.

Distributed worldwide by Warner Bros Pictures, the screenplay of the film has been penned by Peter Chiarelli and Adele Lim, and a sequel of the film is already in development.

(With inputs from PTI and IANS)

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