Mumbai, ‘Babumoshai Bandookbaaz’ is cleared by CBFC with just 7 cuts. Earlier the censor board has asked for 48 cuts. Looks like Prasoon Joshi’s appointment as Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) as Chairman has started showing Its effects! Though Prasoon has not yet joined the office.
Prasoon was supposed to take over from Monday, but he didn’t turn up. Tuesday was an holiday. He is expected to join from Wednesday, 16th Aug. Prasoon had already indicated in his interview that He is going to take time. he would like to understand CBFC’s functioning and then he will take advise of his “literate” friends before starting to take calls.
We were afraid that the film is not going to look the same after 48 cuts – Bidita
Meanwhile, before release of ‘Babumoshai Bandookbaaz’ starring Nawazuddin and Bidita Bag, film was under saviour condition. CBFC had ordered total 48 cuts in the film, chopping off almost all the hot and steamy scenes between Nawaz and Bidita. Bidita, in an interview to 6D had expressed her concerned. “We were afraid that the film is not going to look the same after 48 cuts,” said Bidita. Nawaz also shared her worry. Nawaz said that producers are trying to convince the CBFC not to cut so much.
Looks like change in guard in CBFC has actually came in right time for ‘Babumoshai Bandookbaaz’. Film is cleared for release with 7 cuts only and certified as “A”.