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Pooja Bhatt blasts Censor Board's paranoia

Jism 2 director Pooja Bhatt is upset with the Censor Board for giving A-certificate to the song promo of her upcoming film. The director has refused to chop the trailer for TV viewing. She'll go ahead with the uncensored song on internet, reports Parmita Uniyal.

bollywood Updated: Jun 26, 2012 19:18 IST
Parmita Uniyal
Parmita Uniyal
Pooja Bhatt,Jism 2,Hindustan Times

Jism 2 director Pooja Bhatt is upset with Censor Board for giving A-certificate to the song promo of her upcoming Sunny Leone starrer. The director has put her foot down and refused to chop the trailer for television viewing. Instead she'll go ahead with the uncensored song on internet.

"I will not pare my promos down to fit the Censor board's paranoia post The Dirty Picture. Will release what cannot be adulterated on the Internet and only release the promos of those songs on TV that are traditional and sanitized-albeit extremely melodious," Pooja told

And what about the promo that was due to release on June 29? "The promo of the Jism 2 theme song that was due to go on air on June 29th will now be released on the Internet on the same day in its uncensored form."

The actor-turned-director is perturbed with the board's approach towards television promos. "They need to give us clear directives. One sees all sorts of double entendre etc dished out to us under the guise of 'family entertainers' while any iota of sensuality aimed at the thinking, passionate, adult Indian seems to make most uncomfortable. It seems like we only accept sex if it is portrayed in a vulgar manner so that we can 'laugh' it off. Anything real makes us uncomfortable! Why I wonder? Because it reveals 'us' to ourselves?"

Sunny Leone and Arunoday Singh get cosy

Well, that's the question Censor Board needs to answer.

Pooja Bhatt's tweets on the issue.
@PoojaB1972: First music promo for #Jism2 has been given an 'A' certificate. And this was what one could call a truly watered down version.

@PoojaB1972: So the deal is this-You can't buy spots on TV for a promo with an 'A' certificate. Which basically means you can't publicize your music!

@PoojaB1972: So will I pare down the promo of #Jism2 to appease the censors? Or release it on the internet & push forward a more sanitized song on TV?

@PoojaB1972: Absolutely REFUSE to pare my scheduled trailer down to pander to an over cautious Censor board. Will release promo on the internet instead.

@PoojaB1972: Since we're going the internet way,you'll see an uncensored version! "People who get easily shocked should be shocked more often" Mae West

@PoojaB1972: So we've decided to throw all caution to the winds & go ahead and release our first music promo on June 29'TH as scheduled over the INTERNET

Sunny Leone

First Published: Jun 26, 2012 18:40 IST