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Vishal Bhardwaj is upset that the censor board will not pass a promo of Ishqiya unless he beeps out the word ‘sex’ from the dialogue

By Kunal M Shah (MUMBAI MIRROR; December 17, 2009)

Vishal Bhardwaj is upset that the promo of his forthcoming film Ishqiya has not been passed by the censor board. The promo was to go on air from December 20. Only if Vishal agrees to beep the word ‘sex’ from a dialogue, will he be allowed to air it. The dialogue is spoken by Arshad Warsi and addressed to Naseeruddin Shah

Now Vishal has no option but to beep the apparently offensive word from the promo.


Vinayak Azad, Regional Manager, Censor Board says, “We had initially passed the promo with an ‘A’ certificate for a theatrical release. Now they want a U/A certificate as they wanted it to air on television, which we allowed. Since the impact of the promos is higher on television because it is shown repeatedly, we asked for the word ‘sex’ to be beeped out. I believe they are not happy about it and want to approach the revising committee.”

Vishal Bhardwaj

The director, of course, doesn’t agree with the board’s views. Vishal Bhardwaj says, “It’s sad. Our society is regressing so much that we fear to even utter the word ‘sex’. And this is why India is the worst AIDS-affected country in the world. The people on the board who have objected to the word should remember they are in this world because of sex.”

By Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; November 12, 2009)

Sizzling scenes between Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor and extreme violence have resulted in Karan Johar’s soon-to-be-released Kurbaan getting an ‘A’ certificate by the censor board.

A source says, “There is a lot of violence as the film is set against the backdrop of terrorism. Taking this into account, the censors felt that a ‘U’ or even a ‘U/A’ certificate would not be advisable.”

Director Rensil D’Silva tried his best to reason with the censor board but they were firm about their decision.

Regional Officer of the Censor Board, Vinayak Azad, confirmed the news and said, “After we saw Kurbaan, we felt that it was meant for adult viewing only.”

Love Aaj Kal has five lip locks; even the Censor Board finds them ‘cute’
By Kunal M Shah (MUMBAI MIRROR; July 21, 2009)

Deepika Padukone and Saif Ali Khan in Love Aaj Kal

After Kareena Kapoor’s numerous lip locks in Kambakkht Ishq, boyfriend Saif Ali Khan has kissed five times in his forthcoming film, Love Aaj Kal. The Censor Board passed the film after censoring only one dialogue.

Regional Officer of the Censor Board, Vinayak Azad, said, “The film has been given a UA certificate.” When asked about the kisses in the film, he said, “There are about five kisses in the film but they are not heavy-duty kissing scenes as such.

They are much more toned down than what we have seen in other films. We ask a scene to be cut only when there it’s a prolonged kissing scene but in Love Aaj Kal they are cute pecks on the lips.”