Despite 12 hot kisses, ‘Befikre’ cleared with U/A certificate

Censor Board of Film Certification cleared Ranveer Singh and Vaani Kapoor’s ‘Befikre’ trailer with U/A certificate. Though the trailer is overloaded with smooching scenes, it got U/A certificate which is a good news for YRF. The trailer had 12 intimate smooches.

CBFC Chairperson Pahlaj Nihalani justifies the decision, saying, “When we are strict with on-screen intimacy, people have a problem, when we let scenes of intimacy remain intact, people have a problem. The images in Befikre are not about the kisses alone. It's about a whole lot of things, about love. The trailer shows kissing as a manifestation of love; it's not there for titillation.”

Nihalani also pointed out that the kisses in ‘Befikre’ have been shot aesthetically and in long shots. He added, “All the kisses are in long shots. It's only in close-ups that kissing on screen tends to look overblown. There is a difference between showing intimacy discreetly and getting so worked up about it that the camera becomes voyeuristic. As to why the CBFC has chosen to be liberal with the trailer, it's because Aditya Chopra's aesthetic sense makes the kissing look natural, and not vulgar at all.” 

" style="font-size:10.5pt;line-height:115%;font-family:'Times New Roman', serif;background-color:white;background-position:initial initial;background-repeat:initial initial">‘Befikre’, directed by Aditya Chopra is slated for December 9 release.