Mumbai: Given the Censor Board’s penchant for being hyper sensitive at times during clearing films, it’s really amazing to see that it went liberal with ‘Rockstar’. The rushes of ‘Rockstar’ are already on-air and surprisingly, the members of the scrutinizing committee have let go the very noticeable middle finger salute in the promo!
Interestingly, Board’s generosity has left other filmmakers of the fraternity crying hoarse. Talking to a daily, one young filmmaker on conditions of anonymity said, “On one hand you have the board making strict guidelines regarding obscenity, and on the other, they allow something as blatant as this. I refuse to believe they missed this shot, as it’s long enough to be noticed. And the promo ends with this shot, thereby leaving a lasting impression.”
Clearly, filmmakers have a reason to be peeved, for not very long ago, the board pulled up Rani Mukerji for a similar gesture when her film ‘No One Killed Jessica’ was released.
“Unlike in NOKJ, Ranbir’s face seems to suggest a more serious expression. If Rani was challenged for such an innocuous show, Ranbir should also be pulled up. The rules should be the same for all,” says another industry insider.
Wonder if Ranbir has charmed his way among Censor Board members. Well, you never know!