By Subhash K Jha
MUMBAI: The steamy quotient in the Bhatts’ new erotic temptation Khamoshiyan would have been seriously reduced if it wasn’t for the Bhatts’ willingness to accept am ‘Adults’ certificate. Sources say the film’s prolonged love-making scenes would have been “seriously curtailed” by the Censor Board Of Film Certification.
A source close to the censor board says, “The love-making scenes were unnecessarily prolonged. The censor board ordered three of the love-making scenes to be cut. Two of them were part of song sequences .There are a few other scenes of violence that have been chopped off , such as one showing a chicken’s head being chopped off and there’s an audio modification of the word ‘f..k’ . But it’s the love-making scenes that were going to be largely affected.”
Apparently, the censor board was willing to let the above deleted scenes and the dreaded ‘f’ word remain, if the Bhatts wanted a ‘UA’(acceptable for all ages but with parental guidance) certificate. But the Bhatts opted for an ‘Adults’ certificate instead. Says the source, “Rather than take a ‘UA’ with the cuts the Bhatts preferred an ‘A’ without the cuts.