Remove shots of bra and Savita Bhabhi: CBFC tells makers of Baar Baar Dekhho
Central Board of Film Certification is back in its full glory once again. As Katrina Kaif-Sidharth Malhotra-starrer Baar Baar Dekho approaches the release date, details have now surfaced about the cuts CBFC demanded in the film. The board has objected to an “offensive shot of a woman’s brasserie” and the mention of Savita Babhi - a fictional character from popular porn literature.bollywood Updated: Aug 29, 2016 12:42 IST
The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) is back in full form once again. As the Katrina Kaif-Sidharth Malhotra-starrer Baar Baar Dekho approaches its release date, details have surfaced about the cuts the CBFC has demanded in the film.
A DNA report claims the board has objected to an “offensive shot of a woman’s brasserie” and the mention of Savita Babhi - a fictional character from pornographic media.
The report quoted a source from the movie’s team as saying, “We don’t live in times where women’s innerwear is never spoken of in public. In fact, even as early as 1995, there was a scene featuring Kajol in Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge. Moreover, the film is directed by a woman (Nitya Mehra). To assume she’d use the lingerie scene for titillation is absurd. We were asked to delete the reference. The name is used in a light-hearted manner in the film. If a porn reference is objectionable, how was Sunny Leone’s name used in A Flying Jatt?”
Hindustan Times could not independently verify the reports.
After creating an uproar in the industry before the release of Shahid Kapoor-starrer Udta Punjab, a committee was formed under filmmaker Shyam Benegal to recommend changes in the functioning of the board. Bollywood artists and fans have said that the CBFC is a certification board and must stick to certification, not censorship. CBFC chief Pahlaj Nihalani, however, wants films to bear a ‘moral responsibility’.
Directed by Nitya Mehra, Baar Baar Dekho is slated to hit theatres on September 9.
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First Published: Aug 29, 2016 12:34 IST