CBFC at it again, asks to remove bra shot, Savita Bhabhi reference from 'Baar Baar Dekho'

| Monday, August 29, 2016 - 18:10
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Baar Baar Dekho, Savita bhabhi, Sanskaari, Udta Punjab, Sidharth Malhotra, Katrina Kaif, Bra, pornographic cartoon

New Delhi: The upcoming Bollywood movie 'Baar Baar Dekho' starring Sidharth Malhotra and Katrina Kaif in the leads has been granted a ‘UA’ certificate by Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC). 
After blowing out 'Udta Punjab' and 'Great Grand Masti', censor board has been again turned into the 'sansakaari censor'. As per a report published, CBFC has asked the makers to remove a visual showing 'bra' from the film, and it does not stop there; apart from the bra visual the board has also asked to delete a reference to a pornographic cartoon character—Savita Bhabhi. The cuts have left the makers of the film entirely startled.
“Are we living in the Victorian era when women’s innerwear was never spoken of in public? Years ago in 1995 there was a bra shot featuring Kajol and Shah Rukh Khan. And Baar Baar Dekho is directed by a woman. So the chances of lingerie being used to titillate the audience are nil,” a member of the Baar Baar Dekho team was quoted in the same report.
This is not the first time when CBFC interfered in a creative process by indulging in moral policing. Previously, Anurag Kashyap was involved in a big controversy over the release of his film, 'Udta Punjab', following to which Anurag had approached the court against the cuts told by the CBFC. Later, the case was ruled in the favour of the director and Udta Punjab flew up high with just one cut.
Considering the number of conflicts between the filmmakers and the CBFC, perhaps it's the time for the censor board to understand the difference between ‘censorship’ and ‘certification’.

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CBFC at it again

In yesteryear there used to be lady artist/s only for "Item dance" and item dance used to be 1 or 2 in the whole movie. Currently, whole movie is of ONLY item dances of both male & female artists and character artists are added like "item artists" of yesteryear. With these are being realities of to-day's cinema artists, the Govt. should declare "clear & simple" guidance for certification . If he/ she artist is "willing" to stand with BRA & Undy, grant AA and if cloth for Bra & Undy is further "rationed", grant AAA and complete nude/ semi porno grant X . But, we should also realize One "human tendency" of Inquisitiveness. After seeing ladies of star world in AAA, at least few people wants to see her in "up-graded" certification. With NO provisions to grant X and XXX in India, that with too star dolls ( excluding Sunny), these men try to see whats behind the Bra ( Choli Ke Peeche Kiya Hai) & Undy, on another woman AND that's what we all call it "Rape" or " Molestation". Best for GoI is to allow full scale XXX movies and after that, high paid artist will be leones and current high paid artists will loose their market. Incidentally, Inquisitiveness will also come down drastically. The probs in India to-day is like putting a "Merc Emblem" on local car and want to believe, local car has become Merc. Wearing western clothing and learning American Spoken language, we Indians DO NOT become Europeans or Americans, by real life practice. Still, Indian men want "Virgins" as wife !!

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