Mumbai: You might know about it but you certainly cannot speak about it, at least in Bollywood. Central Board of Film Certification is not amused with the ‘sex’ word in the official trailer of Shakun Batra’s ‘Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu’.
Starring Imran Khan and Kareena Kapoor, the trailer was refused a U certificate because it had the word ‘sex’ in one of the dialogues. Now the problem is that without a U certificate, the trailer cannot be aired on national television.
Talking to a daily, a source said, “The film has a scene where a person asks Kareena and Imran if they’ve had sex. To this, Kareena replies ‘Yes’ and Imran says ‘No’. The objection was ridiculous. Trailers of many other recent films with objectionable dialogues and scenes have been given the nod.”
Filmmaker Shakun Batra and producer Karan Johar were shocked when they got to know about Censor Board’s decision. “KJo and Shakun have however, taken it in their stride. They are now reworking on the new version. If this same decision was passed earlier, Karan and Shakun might have decided to ‘beep’ out the word. However, since beeps are not allowed any longer, they will have to rework a lot of things to get the flow right,” said the source.
It is believed that Shakun and Karan will reshoot the trailer as they do not want to compromise in the publicity of the film. “They want the trailer to get a U certificate and not an A. They want it to get attached to as many films as possible,” revealed the source.
When contacted, Karan Johar confirmed the news and said, “For now, I am attaching the current trailer of ‘Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu’ to ‘The Dirty Picture’, which has been given an A certificate. I wouldn’t like to say much on this. Frankly, it wouldn’t be correct for me to say for or against the censor board’s decision taken on the trailer of ‘Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu’. As a law-abiding filmmaker, I would rather do what I have been told (pauses). I am sure that they would be cooperative when we submit the new version.”