Censor Board muted ‘lesbian’ and replaced four words in Ayushmann Khurrana’s ‘Dum Laga Ke Haisha’

Reportedly, Censor Board asked the makers of 'Dum Laga Ke Haisha' to mute the word 'lesbian' from their movie.

Written by Sarika Sharma | New Delhi | Updated: March 4, 2015 5:24 pm
dum laga ke haisha, ayushmann khurrana, bhumi pednekar, censor board Reports are that the Censor Board asked the makers Ayushmann Khurranna’s ‘Dum Laga Ke Haisha’ to mute the word ‘lesbian’ from their movie.

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.

(Read: Want to get your movie banned? Just say Bombay in a dialogue)

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.

(Also read: ‘Dum Laga Ke Haisha’ review: A couple that wins you over gradually but surely)

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:

Several people have expressed their concern over the recent cut.

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  1. R
    Rajesh
    Mar 4, 2015 at 12:53 pm
    Ha ha....the fake democracy of India in action.
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      gaurav kumar
      Mar 4, 2015 at 3:32 pm
      Thanks BJP and your thinking. Banning, Muting words and thoughts will make India another Saudi Arabia.
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        Keyur Seta
        Mar 4, 2015 at 12:28 pm
        What is the problem with the word now? Right now, the only thing that needs censorship is the new Censor Board itself. These medieval HOMOPHOBICS shouldn't be allowed to continue this sheer madness in the name of preserving 'Culture'.
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