It’s all right for mama to be crazy, but not sexy, feels the censor board, as it has asked the makers of the film 13B to replace the word sexy in the TV promos of the song Oh sexy mama. The film is set for a March 6 release.
However the question that the makers are asking is: what’s wrong with the word ‘sexy’ in today’s day and age? Anushka Manchanda, the singer of the song, says, “People just have a lot of time on their hands. It is so silly.” Baba Sehgal, her co-singer agrees.
Neelesh Mishra, the lyricist of the song, says, “I was baffled that the censors came down on the word ‘sexy’ in the song. It seems like regulation going a bit too far. I wish they would be as keen to crack down on violence in the movies. It’s a lighthearted song and is catching on and all this is just a jarring punctuation for it. I hope this won’t affect the song’s popularity.”
The censor board has a different take. They say that the problem was with the repetition of the word and even the visuals. Vinayak Azad, regional officer, censor board, says, “The word sexy was repeated continuously....” Vikram K Kumar, the director of the film , says that he is taken aback by this decision. “They are not even sure about their problem — whether it is the word that is offensive or the number of times it is coming. Sexy is a positive word.”