A certificate granted for film ‘Miss Lovely’ directed by Ashim Ahluwalia.”It took me one year or so to get this passed without more cuts. We went through lots of review (meetings). It started with 157 cuts. I said we can’t show the film, it kills it. I argued again, then foul language was a problem. So with every review the cuts kept reducing. Finally we were down with three-four major cuts.””It is not a family entertainer film, it is a film about gritty Bombay…Gritty Bollywood,” Ashim told in an interview.
This is not the kind of space that we usually depict in our films but I am happy that they passed it. I am happy that the censor board didn’t ban it and, instead, eventually opted to grant it very few cuts,” he added. The Best Film Award at the 14th Mumbai International Film Festival, Best Feature Film Award at the 11th Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles and was the official selection of UN Certain Regard in Cannes Film Festival.