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Emraan Hashmi Changes His Name On Twitter In Silent Protest Over Cheat India’s New Title

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| January 12 , 2019 , 13:17 IST

Actor Emraan Hashmi added a why before his name on his Twitter account on Friday in silent protest over the title change of his next venture from ‘Cheat India’ to "Why Cheat India".

Lack of time left the makers of "Cheat India" no choice but to agree to a new title after the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) reportedly raised objections to its title but the actor is clearly not amused.

Why Cheat India is about the education system and features Hashmi as a con-man who ropes in toppers to write entrance exam papers of others in exchange for money. 

The censor board objected to the title saying that it is misleading. The producers are thorough discussions with the board had bowed down to its demand and changed the title to "Why Cheat India".

Hashmi, who was also a producer with the project, said 'why' was a senseless addition to the title.

"It (title) has been in the public domain for the past one year. We had the censor clear every promo of ours and suddenly now, ten days before the release, they put a 'why' in the title. It doesn't make sense and we couldn't fight it because we are days away from the release," said Emraan.

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He added, "CBFC (Central Board of Film Certification) members found the title misleading. According to them, our film is showing India in a negative light. But that's what it is...what we are showing is a mirror to the system...they should understand it."

"Why Cheat India", produced by T-Series Films, Ellipsis Entertainment, and Emraan Hashmi Films, is set to release on January 19.