Ae Dil Hai Mushkil: Anushka’s kiss, other cuts and CBFC’s rating leaked
On Sunday, copies of the CBFC’s certificate clearing the film with a UA rating and a list of scenes cut in Karan Johar’s Ranbir-Anushka starrer Ae Dil Hai Mushkil was leaked.bollywood Updated: Oct 23, 2016 20:41 IST
After a lengthy circle of controversies and mere days before release, director Karan Johar’s new film Ae Dil Hai Mushkil has been confronted with yet another hurdle. On Sunday, copies of the CBFC’s certificate clearing the film with a UA rating and a list of scenes cut was leaked.
The certificate, signed by CBFC chairman Pahlaj Nihalani, reveals the final rating for Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and (controversially) Fawad Khan’s film as UA (parental guidance for children below 13).
This is a rating Johar should be pleased with, all things considered. The film ran into trouble recently when Raj Thackeray’s Maharashtra Navnirman Sena called for its ban for featuring Pakistani actor Fawad Khan in a supporting role. His inclusion in the film, they claimed, was hurtful to Indian sentiments after the Uri attacks (allegedly carried out by Pakistani terrorists) in September.
The certificate wasn’t the only document leaked however. There is also a copy of a list of scenes that the CBFC has asked the filmmakers to either remove or alter.
A ‘smooching scene’ featuring Anushka Sharma’s character Alizeh has been asked to be reduced by ‘50%’. The three other ‘cuts’ are relatively insignificant. Certain lines of dialogue, like ‘Kiska zyada hot hain’ has been replaced with ‘Kaun zyada hot hain’.
All the cuts amount to a total of 7 seconds.
It is interesting to note that this list has been dated October 14, 2016. There is no mention of the added disclaimer honouring the Uri martyrs that was decided upon only a few days ago. There is, however, mention of the usual smoking and ‘this film is a work of fiction’ disclaimers.
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