The Censor Board’s decision to pass Bhaag DK Bose… from Aamir Khan’s production Delhi Belly with a few cuts has upset Luv Ranjan, director of Pyaar Ka Punchnama, which releases this Friday. Ranjan believes movies backed by big names get away with a lot.
“That’s why I went to Chennai to get my film censored,” says Ranjan, whose film got a U/A rating. “Didn’t they understand the connotation of Bhaag DK Bose... when played on loop? They wanted me to delete Screw her, which is colloquial for ‘Damn her!’”
He points to a recent Yashraj film, Luv Ka The End, that shows a teacher adjusting her sari with the cleavage in view and a line like ‘slutty Savitri’ going uncensored.
Ranjan blames Brij Mohan Sharma from Mumbai’s Censor office, who insisted on editing the satellite promo, after a previous committee had cleared it. “He claims I’ve threatened him,” says Ranjan, who approached Censor chief, Leela Samson for jusitce. “The committee in Chennai ignored her suggestion of viewing my film objectively. The laws are so archaic that even the Ramayana and Mahabharata wouldn’t be cleared,” he says.