The title of Emraan Hashmi’s upcoming movie has been changed from ‘Cheat India’ to ‘Why Cheat India’. The film’s title was reportedly changed after an objection from Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC).

Film’s co-producer Tanuj Garg told Mumbai Mirror, “The Board had concerns about the previous title. We had an extensive conversation about the proposed changes since the theatrical trailer and TV promos have already been certified with the original title. We felt this could lead to dual communication with the audience but finally, in the interest of time, we mutually agreed on a title change.”

The article said CBFC’s examining committee felt the title was misleading in the context of the film. While the makers pointed out that the title, Cheat India, has been in the public domain for two years, the committee referred the film to Revising Committee which also said that the title needed to change.

The change in the title comes just a week before its release. Given the paucity of time the makers agreed to change the title to Why Cheat India. The film was finally cleared on Wednesday with one change where a shot of drug use was blurred out. Directed by Soumik Sen, the film also stars Shreya Dhanwantary.

Directed by Soumik Sen, movie is by Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series, Tanuj Garg and Atul Kasbekar’s Ellipsis Entertainment, and Emraan Hashmi Films.

‘Cheat India’ is scheduled to release on 18th January, 2019.