Varun Dhawan’s ‘Badlapur’, which is revenge tale directed by Sriram Raghavan, has been cleared without any visual cuts by the Censor Board. However, with the release of new list of banned words by the CBFC, the axe has fallen on the ‘F’ word used in the film, not once but twice over.
According to a report in a leading daily, “While the violent visual content of ‘Badlapur’ has been given a go ahead by the CBFC, they have objected to three abusive words which have now been deleted.”
The report further read, “The word ‘f**k’ has been replaced by ‘hell’ and the word ‘f**king’ has been muted. Elsewhere, a Hindi abuse had to be replaced too.”
Director Sriram Raghavan, who seems fine with the cuts, quoted to the daily, “The language is commensurate with the characters’ state of mind. These are not your average dinner table conversationalists. Nawazuddin is a killer. Varun is a man on a rampage, and Huma Qureshi plays a prostitute.”