Sunny Leone's much-awaited steamy Bollywood debut Jism 2 has run into trouble with the Censor Board of Film Certification (CBFC). The board has reportedly refused to certify the film saying it's too explicit.
"Pooja Bhatt was sent home. We refused to certify her film. Jism 2 will obviously get an A certificate at a later stage but only when she incorporates the changes which we have asked for," a senior member from CBFC told Mumbai Mirror.
Bhatt needs to dilute the intimate scenes to get an A certificate. "There are four lovemaking scenes in Jism 2, all with Sunny Leone in them. The problem is not the number of such scenes, but their length. All four scenes are too long and will have to be cut so that their impact is diluted. There is no frontal nudity but kaafi explicit hai. Hence, we did not issue a certificate. We will certify the film only when Pooja returns with the modified version, which should have the intimate scenes cut to half their length," the tabloid quoted the member as saying.
"I sat down and thought about what they had said. They have a problem with certain shots, like the one where Sunny turns around and a part of her breast is visible. If I really had a problem, I would have headed straight to the Revising Committee. I don't, so I will introduce close-ups wherever wide angles have been used in the scenes in question. It's okay. It will not amputate my film," Pooja Bhatt told the tabloid.
Is she disappointed? "No. They objected to certain shots in Jism nine years ago but if you look at them today, they are child's play. So let's see what happens when I take my copy back to them," Pooja told the web-portal.
Leone's fans must be disappointed, but rules are rules!