With the recent controversy about corruption in Censor Board, the members of the board seems to have got too stringent when it comes to Bollywood films. Finding Fanny, one of its kind film which will be released in English and Hindi is now facing censorship trouble in getting a U/A certification. In fact, CBFC official Deepak who is supposedly the Personal Assistant to Chairperson Leela Samson has asked the film director Homi Adajania to cut down the word ‘virgin’ from Deepika Padukone’s dialogue.
According to a scene in Finding Fanny, Deepak Tandel says ‘I am a virgin’ to Arjun Kapoor and Deepak believes that the word needs to be chopped off. However, Homi Adajania is not happy with the decision and even claimed that when films like Dil Se had Preity Zinta asking Shah Rukh Khan whether he is a virgin and the recent 2 States having Alia Bhatt asking Arjun Kapoor if this was his ‘first time’, then why is the Censor board stringent with Finding Fanny.
There are also rumours that CBFC official Deepak Tandel is not allowed to take a call on these films solely, but denying them, Deepak mentioned that he was not the only one present at the screening of Finding Fanny since he was accompanied by a committee who made this decision together. Moreover, Deepak also revealed that he has asked Homi to tone down the scene where Dimple Kapadia’s skirt gets torn.
Finding Fanny is a quirky drama starring Naseeruddin Shah, Pankaj Kapur and is produced by Maddock Films in association with Fox Star Studios. The film is slated to release on September 12.