Kolkata: Days before its release in the first week of March 'Macho Mustafa', stated to be the most expensive Bengali film till date, has been renamed as 'Macho Mastana' following prodding by the Censor Board.
"As the Censor Board expressed reservations about the title, we sought feedback from community leaders and accordingly the name was changed less than a month before the film's release," director Reshmi Mitra told PTI.
"We were told that the term 'Macho' cannot be prefixed to God (Allah) and this may hurt religious sentiments," Mitra explained.
However, things would be better if they were made aware of the title's sensitivity beforehand as posters, publicity materials and hundreds of audio CDs bearing the old name had already been printed, she said....more
05:43 PM, Feb 24, 2012