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Censors object to love-making scene in gay film

bollywood Updated: Oct 06, 2010 14:44 IST
Rachana Dubey
Rachana Dubey
Hindustan Times
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Dunno Y.... Na Jaane Kyun has been refused a certificate from the Censor Board till the cuts directed by the revising committee are not incorporated into the final print. The film has been stuck for the last two months after the committee suggested that the kissing and love-making scenes between actors Kapil Sharma and Yuvraj Parashar be snipped out. They also had strong objections to the nudity in the film.

Kapil Sharma confirms the news and says that giving in to the CBFC’s demands would have been a major compromise. "The scenes in question were essential to depict the romance between the two men. If the censors can allows kisses between hetrosexual lovers why should they be averse to those between homosexual partners?" he argues.

Dunno YHe points out that homosexuality is legal now following the Supreme Court’s ruling on article 377 last year. And says that they may move court if the revising committee doesn’t change its decision.

"We don’t mind reducing the length of these scenes that are already blurred but editing them out is not an option. We’ve already made some cuts suggested by one of the previous committees," he asserts, adding that the ‘objectionable’ scenes were applauded at international film festivals in the last one year. " Our film even won an award at the Queer Film Festival and is said to be India’s answer to Brokeback Mountain."

The LGBT community has promised to support them should they move court. “But we’d like to settle the matter amicably,” says Sharma. “But no matter what happens we will miss our October 22 deadline.”