Censor Board tells Vikram Bhatt to reduce the usage of the ‘F**k’ word in Raaz Reboot

Director Vikram Bhatt, whose films have ran into censorship hurdles in the past, had a tough time with the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) for his upcoming flick, Raaz Reboot. He concedes that the cuts they asked for the Emraan Hashmi-Kriti Kharbanda-Gaurav Arora-starrer left him flabbergasted.
The CBFC told the filmmaker to cut down the usage of the ‘F’ word from 32 to 16. The original scene in question features a possessed Kriti screaming the ‘F’ word at Emraan and Gaurav in a satanic kind of succession.Vikram says the reason given to him was that `32 is too much and can’t be allowed’.
In another instance, the trailer, which was given a ‘UA’ rating for theatres, was given an A’ rating for television. The director asked his promo makers to study horror shows on TV and cut the trailers accordingly. “Out of the three 20-second promos that we sent to the Censor Board, one was given ‘UA’ and the other two were rated ‘A’. I was appalled, “he recalls.
Having had to water down the trailers considerably for a ‘UA’ rating for TV , Vikram admits, “I cannot showcase the horror film unless I use a videosharing site. But there is a huge audience out there that doesn’t even visit the site. How do I reach them?”

Source – Bombay Times

1 thought on “Censor Board tells Vikram Bhatt to reduce the usage of the ‘F**k’ word in Raaz Reboot”

  1. Bollywood, it seems, is infatuated with using bad language in their movies. According to them, it gives a punch to the dialogues and is a creative expression used in cinema. Not only villains, heroes too deliver dialogues laced with curse words. Some actors have even became famous for their use of curse words. They believe, these curse words are a mirror of the society, and shows society in its true colors. They are only showing what happens in the society and as movies are a part of the society, curse words should be incorporated in dialogues, as it will make the dialogue more real and life-like.

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