The Censor Board's Revising Committee has cleared Anurag Kashyap's magnum opus 'Bombay Velvet' with a U/A certificate, but only after they edited out a passionate liplock from the film.
Earlier the Censor Board had refused to clear ‘Bombay Velvet’ with the U/A certificate due to the abusive language, excessive violence and kissing scenes. Anurag then decided to approach the Revising Committee.
As per a leading daily, Anurag Kashyap will have to snip out two cuss words from the film. The members of the RC were far more open-minded than the EC, but even they felt that these two expletives were not suitable for an under-18 audience.” The third edited scene is that of a passionate kiss between the lead couple – Ranbir and Anushka. The liplock is part of a passionate lovemaking scene between them. “The RC thought it was a little too bold for a film catering to a universal audience,” says the report.
'Bombay Velvet' is a romantic thriller, set against the background of ambition, love, greed and jazz, is the one ordinary man who goes against all odds and forges his destiny to become a ‘Big Shot’. Unfortunately, his dream becomes everyman's nightmare. It is slated to hit the big screens on 15th May.