Kareena Kapoor banned from smoking, lovemaking!

Updated: Jul 21, 2012, 11:00 AM IST

Zeenews Bureau

New Delhi: With the Indian Censor Board axing every reasonable scene from movies these days, it seems that Indian cinema still has a long way to go before it matches up Hollywood standards. And Madhur Bhandarkar’s upcoming flick ‘Heroine’ is a good testimony to that fact.

It has been heard that Kareena Kapoor who is playing the lead in Madhur’s movie has shot some sequences that show her smoking. However, the Censor Board has intervened to cut off the smoking scenes as well as the lovemaking scenes and expletives from the trailers which is scheduled to release on 25 July.

The Censor board did not limit to just the trailers. Smoking scenes in the complete film will be blurred with a statutory warning.

Apparently, the cast and crew of the film are not happy with cuts.
Censor Board’s regional officer J.P. Singh justified the ban while talking to a national tabloid by saying, “We’ve taken a decision some time back to show no smoking in trailers. This is because in a trailer there can no disclaimer about smoking. In the full-length feature film, there has to be disclaimer about smoking at the beginning and after interval. Even then the smoking sequences are blurred.”

We wonder if the habit of Censor Board striking every now and then is really practical one.