Finding Fanny actors Deepika Padukone and Arjun Kapoor are upset with the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) for objecting to the word 'virgin'.
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Arjun Kapoor and Deepika Padukone at a promotional event for Finding Fanny. (Photo: Prodip Guha)
Reacting to recent reports that the censor board has a problem with the word "virgin" being used in one of Deepika's dialogues in Finding Fanny, the actor said, "I don't think their request is valid and I believe that there's no system to this. Every six months the rules keep changing and what we are allowed to do, what we are not allowed -- there's no consistency to what is being said or what is being done."
Arguing that there's "nothing wrong with the word virgin", Deepika said, "I think you have to see it in the context to the scene, to the film and the larger scheme of things. You can't just pick up one word and we won't allow this! Give us some reasoning, why are you not allowing us to say certain things in a movie or to not show certain things in a movie?"
Added Arjun Kapoor, "If they are doing the censorship for the audience, I hope they change their minds after they realise that the audience is ready (for such words). So, eventually we can make films that can speak for the audience. I hope in the long run, they don't have a myopic view of things and they see on the broader spectrum that we are making films for the audience."
"It's not that we enjoy saying particular words. It is important in the context of the film. I hope they realise it in the future and give us a consistent platform of rules so we know where we are heading bvefore we face the censors," he further said. Also read: Finding Fanny book to release soon
"Reason with us and we are more than happy to accept what you are saying," Deepika said, adding that the Board is the final authority. "Whatever they say, we are ready to abide by that," she said.