If you thought the #SanskaariCBFC episode was done and over with, think again.
After the ordeal that was Udta Punjab, and a drilling message from the High Court to the CBFC that their job is the certify not censor, Dharma Productions and Excel Entertainment's Baar Baar Dekho seems to be facing similar issues.
Upon sending the film to the CBFC, they suggested two cuts: one of "an offensive shot" of a brassiere and another of a reference to the pornographic comic series 'Savita Bhabhi'.
A member from the Baar Baar Dekho makes a valid point to DNA, "We don’t live in times where women’s innerwear is never spoken of in public. In fact, even as late as 1995, there was a scene featuring Kajol in Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge. Moreover, BBD is directed by a woman (Nitya Mehra). To assume she’d use the lingerie scene for titillation is absurd."
However, the makers have complied to the cuts and have settled for a UA certification.
Meanwhile, we are trying to figure out how inner wear can be offensive to anyone, and if that is case how have films like Kya Kool Hai Hum 3 and Great Grand Masti been allowed a release?
Does the CBFC answer logical questions as well? Can we be provided with a list of these Indian morals that need to be upheld which do not acknowledge a piece of garment that is used by women for support?
Earlier in the year, Balaji Motion Pictures and Phantom Films' Udta Punjab went through a long standing legal battle with the CBFC over reportedly 89 cuts which the certification board suggested to the makers.
The verdict stated that the CBFC should 'stop being a grandmother' and that the audiences were smart enough to make their own decisions. Seems like the CBFC have had a case of memory loss.