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Paresh Rawal And Naseeruddin Shah Slam Censors For Inviting Religious Leaders To Screening

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Indian Bollywood actors (L/R) Paresh Rawal and Nasseruddin Shah look on during the trailer launch of their upcoming Hindi film Dharam Sankat Mein in Mumbai on March 7, 2015. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

MUMBAI — While there were reports that the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) invited religious leaders for the screening of 'Dharam Sankat Mein', film's lead actors Paresh Rawal and Naseruddin Shah say the idea is absurd.

Reacting to the reports of calling a Muslim maulvi and a Hindu priest for the screening, Paresh Rawal told reporters: "...getting [a] Pandit and [a] Maulvi to watch a film is a dangerous sign."

Adding to this, Naseeruddin said: "It's absurd, in fact. For me, it's beyond absurdity."

Reportedly, the board's reasoning seems to be that if the religious leaders gave the film a "clean chit" before certification, it would save the board and the makers from controversies later.

Dharam Sankat Mein revolves around Hindu man Dharampal (Paresh) who goes through an identity crisis when he discovers he was adopted as a child and born to a Muslim family.

Directed by Fuwad Khan, "Dharam Sankat Mein" also features Annu Kapoor among others. The film is slated for an April 10 release.

Watch the trailer for the film below.

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