Aditya Chopra’s Befikre starring Ranveer Singh and Vaani Kapoor hit the theaters on December 9 and the movie received mixed reviews from both the audience as well as the film fraternity. But the controversies surrounding the film don’t seem to be dying anytime sooner. From unedited kissing scenes to Ranveer’s butt show, Censor Board’s Chairperson Pahlaj Nihalani has been questioned for his criteria of passing the film ever since its trailer was released.
It seems like Nihalani doesn’t want to leave any opportunity to make people understand that he is right at his point and how his decision to not eliminate kissing scenes and shortening Ranveer’s butt scene was a correct one.
The chairperson has now declared that the first song, Labon Ka Karobaar that plays over the opening credits will not be shown when Befikre premiers on television. Let’s not forget that this song features couples of different age groups kissing and expressing love.
And justifying his decision, Nihalani in an interview to DNA said:
We passed the song for the large screen on the condition that the song be edited out when Befikre is premiered on television. I’ve heard it being said that because the kisses in Befikre have been passed other producers are confident that similar intimate scenes would be passed in their films. There is no such opening of the floodgates happening after Befikre. Every intimate shot, every kiss and every film would be treated by the CBFC on its own merit.
This is not the first time when Pahlaj Nihalani has proved that logic doesn’t work when it comes to our Censor Board.