Emraan Hashmi's 'Cheat India' is now titled as 'Why Cheat India' after CBFC objection

T-Series Films, Ellipsis Entertainment and Emraan Hashmi Films issued a statement which read that the film will be titled as 'Why Cheat India' post CBFC's objection

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The title of Emraan Hashmi’s upcoming movie ‘Cheat India’ has been changed to ‘Why Cheat India’ after the Central Board of Film Certification (CBSE) voiced concern over the name of the film.

A statement issued on behalf of the makers - T-Series Films, Ellipsis Entertainment and Emraan Hashmi Films read, "The CBFC had concerns about the title 'Cheat India'. We had an extensive conversation with the Examining Committee and Revising Committee regarding the proposed change as the film has been in public domain for a year, and more importantly, because the theatrical teaser, trailer and television promos had already been certified with the original title. This would lead to dual communication a week before the release. The duress of lack of time left us with no choice but to mutually agree to the new title, 'Why Cheat India'."

Tanuj Garg of Ellipsis Entertainment took to Twitter and shared the new poster, "Don't ask WHY! But it's WHY! Sigh! 'Why Cheat India'."

Emraan Hashmi’s debut production project ‘Why Cheat India’ is about the education system in India. The film which also features actress Shreya Dhanwanthary is slated to release on January 18, 2019.

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