The Censor Board, which had recently issued a list of banned cuss words for movies, is in the middle of another controversy.
Reports are that the Censor Board asked the makers Ayushmann Khurranna’s ‘Dum Laga Ke Haisha’ to mute the word ‘lesbian’ from their movie.
In one of the scenes film’s lead actress Bhumi Pednekar’s character Sandhya is consoled by a lawyer at court when this word was used.
But Censor Board member and film director Ashoke Pandit, who has been voicing his concern against the new list of cuss words, expressed his disappointment over the muting of the word ‘lesbian’.
Ashoke Pandit had tweeted:
Came to know through news papers & If it’s true then muting”Lesbian”in a film is shameful.I condemn it.#freedomofexpression
— Ashoke Pandit (@ashokepandit) March 3, 2015
Several people have expressed their concern over the recent cut.
Lesbian ko lesbian nahi bologey? Since when is it a bad word? “@HuffPostIndia: Censors mute out ‘lesbian’ in Dum Laga Ke Haisha”
— Rupika V (@Rupika_V) March 3, 2015
Eureka!! Pahlaj Nihalani has found a ‘cure’ for homosexuality. Censor Board mutes word lesbian from upcoming ‘Dum Laga ke Haisha’. #Nuts
— Mohd Asim (@MohdAsim1) March 2, 2015
Proud of the censor board. In Dum laga ke haisha they muted the word “Lesbian” and replaced Haramkhor with Kathor. pic.twitter.com/I2PjV4ZInU
— Scotchy Maharaj (@scotchism) March 3, 2015