In the past couple of months, getting a film cleared by Central Board of Film Certification has become an uphill task for filmmakers. From Udta Punjab to Haraamkhor, and more recently, Lipstick Under My Burkha and Padmavati, films have faced the brunt of CBFC’s scissors. However, the makers of Farhan Akhtar – Annu Kapoor starrer, The Fakir of Venice, were pleasantly surprised when the film was cleared with a U/A certificate.

Fakir of Venice, which was supposed to mark Akhtar’s acting debut, is based on the story of two men who try to con the European art world. Annu Kapoor plays a Muslim who poses as a ‘Baba’ and the makers of the film were worried if that might raise a red flag during the certification of the film.

But now that the film is all set to release on 5th of January, the producers are planning to release two songs from the film soon. Music of The Fakir of Venice has been composed by music maestro AR Rahman, and the film is loosely based on real life experiences of writer Homi Adajania. The film has been Directed by adman Anand Surapur, produced by October Films and distributed by Yusuf Shaikh.