- The film has been produced by Kiran Shroff
- 'How could you make a film like this despite being a woman?' she was told
- Team Babumoshai Bandookbaaz addressed the media in Mumbai on Wednesday
Team Babumoshai Bandookbaaz addressed the media in Mumbai on Wednesday. "They said you can explain why such objectionable words and scenes are there in the film. A lady questioned me, 'How could you make a film like this despite being a woman yourself?' A gentleman said, 'How can she be a woman as she is wearing a pant and shirt?' I was stunned," Kiran Shroff said, reports news agency IANS.
Ms Shroff also challenged the 48 edits ordered by the Censor Board. "They had a one hour of discussion. We were very restless. We did expect a barrage of objections which would be raised. We were fine with 'A' certification, but asked about 48 cuts. We asked, 'Why so many cuts when we are getting 'A' (certificate) anyway?' They said because kids also watch an A film. The reasoning made no sense. It's a silly argument," Kiran Shroff said, reports IANS.
In Babumoshai Bandookbaaz, Nawazuddin plays a contract killer named Babu while actress Bidita Bag features as his love interest. The film also has some intimate scenes and foul language. Watch the trailer here.
(Disclaimer: Viewer discretion advised. Video contains language that is not suitable for children.)
Lipstick Under My Burkha director Alankrita Shrivastava and filmmakers Vikramaditya Motwane and Rahul Dholakia also joined the Babumoshai Bandookbaaz press conference.
The films that have felt the sharp edge of the Pahlaj Nihalani-headed Censor Board's scissors are too numerous to list. Most recently, Madhur Bhandarkar sent his Emergency-themed film Indu Sarkar to the Revising Committee after the Censor asked him to delete references to RSS, Akali Dal and even singer Kishore Kumar. Indu Sarkar was allowed to release with minor edits.
Babumoshai Bandookbaaz, directed by Kushan Nandy, is scheduled to release on August 25. The film also stars Divya Dutta, Murli Sharma, Jatin Goswami and Shraddha Das.
(With IANS inputs)
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