- Baar Baar Dekho, directed by Nitya Mehra, releases on September 9
- The Censor Board ordered two edits to be made in the film
- In June, the Board ordered 89 cuts to the drug drama Udta Punjab
A report in Bollywood Hungama quoted a member of the Baar Baar Dekho team as saying, "Are we living in the Victorian era when women's innerwear was never spoken of in public? Years ago in 1995 there was a bra shot featuring Kajol and Shah Rukh Khan. And Baar Baar Dekho is directed by a woman. So the chances of lingerie being used to titillate the audience are nil."
The film, co-starring Sidharth Malhotra, is the latest to have been subjected to a hatchet job by the Censor. In June, the Board ordered 89 cuts to the drug drama Udta Punjab, including a demand to delete all references to the word 'Punjab.' Udta Punjab eventually released with all but once scene intact. Last year, Bond film SPECTRE was ordered to drop kissing scenes and alcohol references, leading to jokes about 'Sanskaari James Bond.'
Now, with its seeming horror of ladies' underwear, the Censor Board is being accused of being overly sanskaari again. On Twitter, it has been advised to not be a prude.
Someone explain to Censor Board the Movie is Baar Baar Dekho not Bra Bra Dekho— Joy (@Joydas) August 29, 2016
Director says: "Bar Bar Dekho"— Abdulla Madumoole (@AMadumoole) August 29, 2016
Censor Board says : "Bra mat dikhao"
Anyways, Savita Bhabhi deserves a movie of her own.— Sand-d Singh (@Sand_In_Deed) August 29, 2016
Baar Baar Dekho, directed by Nitya Mehra, releases on September 9.