Censor Board chopped F-word from ‘Badlapur’


The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) examined the upcoming ‘Badlapur’- starring Varun Dhawan,  Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Yami Gautam and Huma Qureshi. Censor Board has removed some words in the film such as the ‘F’ word, thus deleting a total of three offensive words. The movie is a story of revenge- it narrates the story of a man taking vengeance on his wife’s killer. Hence, it is ought to have some violent scenes. A source reported, “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.”

Among three of these deleted words, the ‘F’ word was present twice. Moreover, a Hindi abusive word has been replaced too. Here is what censor board has done, as the source said, “The word ‘f..k’ has been replaced by ‘hell’ and the word ‘f..king’ has been muted.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.” ‘Badlapur’ director Sriram Raghavan seems okay with chopping,” 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.”

Last week, the statement issued by Censor Board declared 13 English and 15 Hindi words off-limits for the filmmakers. The decision was surrounded by controversies and it was interesting to hear what Board member Ashoke Pandit tweeted on the matter, “I as a Filmmaker & #CBFC board member do not endorse the list issued by the Chairperson On words not to be used in films. I ws nt consulted.” He seemed unsupportive of Censor Board’s decision,” If I am portraying the character of Dawood in my film, he will use the language as per his character & not what a saint would use. #CBFC”

‘Badlapur’ is a crime drama set to hit the screens on 20th February. The movie features lead actor Varun Dhawan in three generations. He has played characters younger and older than his own age. Director Sriram had to experiment quite a lot with Varun’s looks. The actor would be seen as a 60 year old too, and the filmmakers did their best to make him look this old- without drastically changing his body language or looks. Varun confirmed the role to be a really tough one, “Sriram's film gives me a very complex character to play. I can guarantee you this would be the toughest role I'd get to play for a very long time.”