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Pahlaj Nihalani won’t crack at the sight of Ryan Reynolds’ butt in Deadpool 2

CBFC chief Pahlaj Nihalani explains the censor board’s decision to blur a shot of Ryan Reynolds’ butt in the trailer of Deadpool 2.

hollywood Updated: Mar 22, 2017 14:37 IST
Indo Asian News Service
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Deadpool 2 is scheduled for a March 2018 release.

Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) Chairperson Pahlaj Nihalani has opinions on Ryan Reynolds’s butt shot in the trailer of Deadpool 2.

“The trailer that we’ve been shown for censor approval is not a full-fledged bum shot. It’s a bum shot in a blur. The hero is changing in a telephone booth. We see his bum from outside a semi-opaque glass pane.”

“If it was a proper bum shot we would have probably cut it. For no other reason except for the fact that it does not serve any purpose except one of distraction. Bum shots do not drive the plot forward. So unless the trailer being shown in the internet has a clear bum shot there is nothing to get hot and bothered about,” said Nihalani.

He also points out that the trailer of Deadpool 2 has been certified for “Adults Only”.

“It has lurid violent content. The superhero is shown resting his head on the torso of murdered man on the street enjoying ice cream. This is probably their idea of fun. And we are no one to approve or disapprove. We’ve certified it as adult fun. The trailer cannot be played with ‘U’ or ‘UA’ feature films,” he said.

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First Published: Mar 22, 2017 14:36 IST