CBFC has an impression of being extremely strict when it comes to intimacy or even a kissing scene in Bollywood films. While these scenes are usually deleted by the Censor Board or such movies are given an A Certificate, the trailer of the film ‘Befikre‘ having 23 kisses have now been passed with U/A Certificate.
While it is a good news for Ranveer Singh, Vaani Kapoor, Aditya Chopra and the makers of the film, it has also come as a shock to everyone else, who never managed to see CBFC’s lenient side.
CBFC chief, Pahlaj Nihalani has an explanation for the same. “When we are strict with on-screen intimacy, people have a problem, when we let scenes of intimacy remain intact, people have a problem. The images in ‘Befikre’ are not about the kisses alone. It’s about a whole lot of things, about love. The trailer shows kissing as a manifestation of love; it’s not there for titillation,” says Pahlaj.
Speaking of the kisses, he further said, “All the kisses are in long shots. It’s only in close-ups that kissing on screen tends to look overblown. There is a difference between showing intimacy discreetly and getting so worked up about it that the camera becomes voyeuristic. As to why the CBFC has chosen to be liberal with the trailer, it’s because Aditya Chopra’s aesthetic sense makes the kissing look natural and not vulgar at all.”
Well, whatever the case, we are happy for the team of ‘Befikre.’
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