New Delhi: The Central Board of Film and Certification (CBFC) has done it again! This time, it is debutant filmmaker Nitya Mehra's 'Baar Baar Dekho' which has been at the receiving end. According to a report in Indian Express.com, the Censor Board has chopped off a scene showing a women's bra and reference to comic porn strip Savita Bhabhi in the film.
'Baar Baar Dekho' has been granted a 'UA' certificate and that too after these above-mentioned scenes have been snipped. The report originally attributed the news to Bollywood Hungama where a member of the film's team has been quoted as saying, “Are we living in the Victorian era when women’s innerwear was never spoken of in public? Years ago in 1995 there was a bra shot featuring Kajol and Shah Rukh Khan. And Baar Baar Dekho is directed by a woman. So the chances of lingerie being used to titillate the audience are nil”.
However, PTI quotes Anurag Srivastav, CEO, Central Board of Film Certification as saying, "We have suggested three-four cuts for this film ('Baar Baar Dekho'). We can't reveal what cuts and objections we have raised. Any film that violates the guidelines are given cuts. It's normal."
Earlier, the CBFC was in headlines over their overt interference in Anurag Kashyap's 'Udta Punjab', suggesting many cuts. The battle between 'Udta Punjab' makers and CBFC chief Pahlaj Nihalani was even dragged into the court, after which the film was released with just one cut.