Sushant Singh Rajput and Kriti Sanon’s first on-screen outing Raabta has become the latest movie to face the brunt of Central Board of Film Certification if media reports are anything to go by. The CBFC is reported to have trimmed scenes from the movie including a passionate kiss between Sushant and Kriti. The censor board also raised objections for use of expletive language and asked the makers to delete it, suggested a report in a portal. Raabta directed by Dinesh Vijan is slated to hit screens on 9 June.
According to a report in a leading entertainment portal, the makers were asked to delete the kissing scene because ‘it was too hot to handle’. “The language used in a few scenes was very dirty. The Censors were flabbergasted that such a thing could exist in a simple love story of two young stars who are so loved by the masses and have a following amongst the kids. They even found Kriti-Sushant’s kiss too hot to handle,” a source was quoted by the daily.
The source also added that CBFC was in no mood to negotiate and asked the makers to either cut the scene or the film will be given ‘A’ certificate.
This is clearly not the first time that the CBFC has done this to a movie. The board was given the term ‘sanskaari board’ when it reduced the kissing scene in Spectre by few seconds. Post that the board has been in news for its decisions including the infamous one where it ordered over 80 cuts in Shahid Kapoor’s Udta Punjab. The Pahlaj Nihalani headed board had also raised objections to the release of Lipstick Under My Burkha. The makers approached the FCAT Tribune and now the movie will release on 28 July.
Sushant and Kriti’s Raabta is the story of two lovers and the tale of their reincarnation. The movie features Jim Sarbh in the role of an antagonist and Rajkummar Rao in a cameo.
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