The Censor Board has refused to pass Anurag Kashyap's 'Bombay Velvet' with a U/A certificate, pointing at the cuss words and violence.
A source close to the development said, "The Board asked for several cuts, including the deletion of certain cuss words like `son of a bitch'. They also wanted some violent sequences toned down. And many members of the Examining Committee (EC) agreed that given its theme, the crime saga is more suited for adult viewing."
Now, Anurag is planning to challenge the board's decision by taking the film to the Revising Committee. He confirmed this news to a leading daily and said, "There is absolutely nothing in the film that warrants an 'A' certificate. When asked about whether he snapped at the EC members, he said, "No hungama happened, we just didn't agree with the cuts the Board asked for. I have more faith in the CBFC's Revising Committee. Let's see how it goes."
On the other hand, 'Bombay Velvet' starring Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma and Karan Johar, is slated for a 15th May release.