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Madhur Bhandarkar chops off smoking scenes from ‘Calendar Girls’

Madhur Bhandarkar has decided to expose the life of models in his upcoming film 'Calendar Girls'.

Madhur Bhandarkar Madhur Bhandarkar has decided to chop off the smoking scenes in order to avoid the disclaimer.

From giving a sneak peek into the glamour world with ‘Page 3’, ‘Fashion’ and ‘Heroine’ to revealing the dark world behind poverty and its nexus with crime in films like ‘Chandni Bar’ and ‘Traffic Signal’, Madhur Bhandarkar normally likes to portray the truth amidst superficial societies and shallow relationships. Now, the filmmaker has decided to expose the life of models in his upcoming film ‘Calendar Girls’.

The filmmaker not only likes to deal with such topics but he also unabashedly likes to express his opinions on matters and the recent one was when he extended his support towards colleague and director Anurag Kashyap in his battle with the Censor Board for anti-smoking warnings. Both filmmakers were of the opinion that the anti-smoking disclaimer which is often shown during a smoking sequence in the film is not necessary.

However, the Censor Board has been adamant in its decision and recently even Anurag Kashyap had to follow the anti-smoking disclaimer rules while he released his much awaited film ‘Ugly’ in December. And now, Madhur Bhandarkar has decided to completely do away with smoking scenes in ‘Calendar Girls’. We hear that, though there were 10-12 scenes in the film where the actresses are seen lighting and puffing cigarettes, Madhur has decided to chop it off in order to avoid the disclaimer.

Talking about the development, Madhur mentioned that the disclaimer takes the attention away from the happenings on the screen, and hence proves to be a distraction because of which he has decided to chop off the smoking scenes.

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Produced by Mangal Murti Films PVT. LTD and Bhandarkar Entertainment, ‘Calendar Girls’ is slated to release on May 1, 2015.

First published on: 28-01-2015 at 04:34:45 pm
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