The sex talk and kiss in 'London, New York, Paris' got its trailer an 'A' certificate
After the Censor Board clamped down on Ali Zafar and Aditi Rao Hydari's next, the filmmakers are now in a panic mode. The sex scene between the two has already created a problem for the film's producer after the board gave an 'A' certificate to the film trailer, thereby limiting its reach.
Ali Zafar and Aditi Rao Hydari in London New York Paris
The trailer is said to have sexual references. 'Adult' trailers can only be screened with feature films for mature audiences.
It is also being said that Pakistani pop star Ali Zafar's smooch with Aditi might be up for moral scrutiny in the actor's home country. Now the producers have decided to modify the sequence for both the trailer and feature film format.
Vijay Singh, the CEO of the production company says, "We got an 'Adults' certificate for the trailer. But we're aiming for a 'U/A'. Unlike Delhi Belly that targeted an adult audience, our film is for a much younger audience. We will modify the sex reference in the relevant scene."
We also hear that Ali was rather reluctant to kiss his co-star in the film. However he had to give in finally. Says a source, "Unlike some of his Pakistani colleagues from the entertainment world who come to India and create controversies, Ali is very careful about his image.
When the kisses in the script were narrated to him he had flatly refused, arguing that they could be fudged. He did not want to risk offending his country's strong political and cultural lobby after kissing his co-star. On top of being a Pakistani, Ali is also a married man with a child."
However, it seems Aditi has no qualms with smooching scenes despite belonging to a conservative royal family in Hyderabad. Our source points out, "Aditi has done innumerable kisses in Sudhir Mishra's Yeh Saali Zindagi. She also kissed Ranbir Kapoor in Rockstar.
She convinced Ali it was okay to let the lip-lock happen." We hear that instead of several kisses that were penned in the script, the Pakistani singer finally agreed to shoot for just one. The producers have refrained from commenting on this matter. Ali's kissing debut is being kept as quiet as possible.