The censor board is back in news for suggesting three cuts in the upcoming Katrina Kaif starrer “Baar Baar Dekho” including a reference to Savita Bhabhi.
According to reports, the board has objected to a shot of bra and a scene with reference to the adult comic series “Savita Bhabhi”.
When contacted, Anurag Srivastav, CEO, Central Board of Film Certification, confirmed that board has suggested cuts but said it was part of the normal certification process.
“We have suggested three-four cuts for this film (Baar Baar Dekho). We cant reveal what cuts and objections we have raised. Any film that violates the guidelines are given cuts. Its normal,” Srivastav told PTI.
The Nitya Mehra-directed film also stars Sidharth Malhotra and is scheduled to release on September 9.
The romantic-comedy is scheduled to clash with Nawazuddin Siddiqui starrer “Freaky Ali” on September 9.
Censor board has faced a lot of controversy in recent past for suggesting arbitrary cuts to movies.
This decision has caused Savita Bhabhi, a fictional erotic character, to trend on Twitter. Social media users have been having a laugh at yet another amusing decision by the Censor Board.
Here are some reactions:
Kudos to Censor Board for protecting dignity of fictional character 'Savita Bhabhi'. Hope it's the same for Wonder Woman & Catwoman as well.
— Shirish Kunder (@ShirishKunder) August 29, 2016
Never thought in my wildest dreams that a day will come when Savita Bhabhi will trend in Top 10 all India Trends. Desh badal raha hai!!
— What's in a name (@SaysItSo) August 29, 2016
Sickening censor board.
— ProfMadhuKrishna (@ProfMK_) August 29, 2016
CBFC wants to remove reference to Savita Bhabhi. Savita Bhabhi starts trending on Twitter. Bhabhi 1 Censor 0. #SavitaBhabhi
— Pushkar (@pushkarbendre) August 29, 2016
Savita Bhabhi is so popular from generations that even parents don't keep their daughters name Savita.
Savita name is heard seldom nowadays
— किसान_का_बेटा (@mann_kala_re) August 29, 2016
(With PTI inputs)