Censor Board clears 'Badmashiyaan' after five cuts

Censor Board chops five swear words from Sharib Hashmi-starrer Badmashiyaan for U/A certification

Notwithstanding the recent "dressing down" by Information and Broadcasting (I&B) minister Arun Jaitley for the controversial list of 28 cuss words, the Censor Board has snipped five "mildly abusive" words from upcoming film, 'Badmashiyaan'.

A still from Badmashiyaan
A still from 'Badmashiyaan'

A source close to VRG Motion Pictures, which is producing the film, says, "The five words which were chopped out are kuttey, kaminey, har**kh**, a**, pichh**** and maa ki ***kh. The producers of the film have accepted the cuts with a U/A certificate as their film releases this week."

Baahul Chaudhari, the film's co-producer Baahul Chaudhari, confirms that the cuts have been effected as directed by the Censor Board. The film has Karan Mehra and Sharib Hashmi in the lead along with some newcomers.

It is learnt that in Yash Raj's recently-released film, 'Dum Laga Ke Haisha', a few slangs were axed too. A source close to the production house says, "Ghanta was replaced by thenga, har**ipana by chhichoripana, har** ke pille became galli ke pille and har**khor was changed to kathor. Besides, the word lesbian was muted."

Over a week ago, the list of 28 'objectionable' and 'abusive' words in Hindi and English was put on hold following a board meeting. On February 13, Board chief Pahlaj Nihalani sent a written order to regional officers not to issue certificates to films which use those words. It was also specified that double meaning words, violence against women and glorification of bloodshed would not be allowed.

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