The online porn comic www.savitabhabhi.com was a huge sensation while it lasted. In June 2009, it caught the government’s eye and was blocked. But the Indian porn icon didn’t die. Last year, a film titled sheetalbhabhi.com went on the floors and now, it is at loggerheads with the Indian Censor Board. “Their first objection was with the title,” says Mahendra Dhariwal, the film’s creative producer. “I told them that it was approved by the Indian Motion Picture Producers’ Association. That’s when the Board passed it.”
The film’s promos that show a poster of a woman who looks strikingly similar to Savita Bhabhi also became a problem. “They didn’t mind it being shown in the film, but didn’t want it in the promos. I don’t get it; why the double standards?” he says.
But the biggest obstacle the filmmakers faced was for the dialogue ‘Bhabhi mera aap ke saath sone ka sapna kab pura hoga? (when will my dream of sleeping with you be fulfiled?)’. The line was eventually removed from the film, which is now slated to release on May 13.
The comedy film has very little in common with www.savitabhabhi.com . It deals with the exploits of five men, one of whom is married to a beautiful woman. The remaining friends constantly try to win her over.