Reports suggest the board asked the makers to cut out a few derogatory words against women and tone down the moaning in a sex scene.
Did Prasoon Joshi-led CBFC order 10 cuts for Simran?
Mumbai - 11 Sep 2017 23:30 IST
Pahlaj Nihalani has gone but that does not mean anything goes at the Central Board of Film Certification, popularly known as the censor board.
A report in the DNA newspaper claimed that the CBFC, now headed by adman and lyricist Prasoon Joshi, has recommended 10 cuts for the Kangana Ranaut-starrer Simran if the film is to be given the 'U/A' certificate that the producers had sought.
The report says the CBFC has taken offence to a few derogatory words used against women, like bitch and bastard. And it also asked the filmmakers to tone down the moaning in a sex scene. Besides, a casual reference to the Muslim community, too, has been censored.
The newspaper quoted a source as saying, “Derogating women by gesture or language will never be permissible under any guideline, be it Pahlaj or Prasoon.”
Commenting on the moaning scene, the source added, “The sound effect made the sex scene look far more provocative than it actually was. So, it was asked to be toned down.”
When contacted, however, the film's director Hansal Mehta had a crisp reply. “Please contact the people who are spreading such news,” he texted to Cinestaan.com.
Simran is scheduled to be released on 15 September. You can predict the film's box-office performance here.