Ranbir-Deepika’s steamy lip-locking scene in ‘Tamasha’ axed

Former lovers Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone have shared a passionate kiss in their upcoming film ‘Tamasha’, but it seems the lip-lock scene and a few other dialogues made the censor board jittery.

The Central Board of Film Certification has passed Imtiaz Ali’s ‘Tamasha’ with a ‘U/A’ certificate, but with five cuts to the original, including the steamy kissing scene between Ranbir and Deepika, according to sources.

The film had a sensual lip-lock scene between Ranbir and Deepika which was touted to be the lengthiest kissing sequence in Bollywood, but it has been toned down by the censor board. Apparently, some board members thought it was unnecessary and should be chopped off.

The other scene cuts in ‘Tamasha’ include adult themed one-liners and risqué dialogues.

"They were fun lines, the way young people speak in a team. At one point a character makes a veiled reference to masturbation which the censor board did not want. There was another naughty reference to men and women who hide their relationship. 'Din mein sister raat mein bistar' (sister during the day, to bed at night)," a source from the film’s team was quoted as saying.
Ranbir’s  reference to Deepika as 'Saali' has also been snipped.

“The CBFC said they were shocked at these innuendos in an Imtiaz Ali film. But we suggest the board members listen to how the young speak in real life. They even said a woman can't be referred to as 'saali.' We want to know how the earlier censor panel passed the title ‘Yeh Saali Zindagi’. Or what would they say to the classic Dilip Kumar number 'Saala, mein to sahib ban gaya' in the film ‘Sagina’,” the source added.

Ranbir and Deepika who share a crackling on-screen chemistry, had done kissing scenes in their previous films – ‘Bachna Ae Hasseno’ and ‘Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani’.

‘Tamasha’ is set to hit theatres on November 27.