Big Girls’ Blouses at the CBFC…Reports of Indian film censors blurring cleavage in adults only rated films

Posted: 17 May, 2014 in world
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koyelaanchal India’s Central Board Of Film Certification (CBFC)is reported to have suddenly gone on a crusade against displays of cleavage.The first casualty of the censor board’s new-found regard for a woman’s modesty is new actress Rupali Krishnarao, who plays a prostitute in Asshu Trikha’s Koyelaanchal . Her cleavage has been blurred by the censors at several places in the film.

Trikha commented about the censorship of his adults only rated film:

The cleavage was blurred as per the censor board’s instruction. I argued with them saying cleavage is an integral part of Bollywood culture.

My film is for adults only. And adult audiences are mature enough to handle some cleavage. But I saw no point in arguing beyond a point. I just blurred the blouse.

Meanwhile, a sequence in Ananth Mahadevan’s The Xpose showing a starlet in a transparent white sari has also been trimmed by the censor board.


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