Shah Rukh Khan in Pathaan (2023) | Yash Raj Films

Central Board of Film Certification Chairperson Prasoon Joshi on Thursday said that changes have been recommended to the songs from the upcoming Hindi movie Pathaan, PTI reported.

A song titled Besharam Rang from the spy thriller starring Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone features Padukone’s character in a saffron dress for a few seconds. Hindutva groups held protests across India against the song.

The film has been submitted for clearance to the CBFC, and has gone through “the due and thorough examining process”, the board’s chairperson Prasoon Joshi said in a statement released to PTI.

Joshi added in the statement, “The committee has guided the makers to implement the advised changes in the film including the songs and submit the revised version prior to theatrical release.”

On December 14, Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra declared that Padukone’s attire in Besharam Rang was prima facie highly objectionable. Mishra also threatened to block the theatrical release of Pathaan on January 25 in Madhya Pradesh.

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