Indian censor board clamps down on film scenes with too much cleavage

Published: May 16, 2014

New Bollywood actress Rupali Krishnarao who plays a prostitute in Koyelaanchal has her cleavage censored. Submitted photo/Facebook.

SUBHASH K. JHA
IANS

Mumbai  – India’s Censor Board Of Film Certification (CBFC) has suddenly decided to clamp down heavily on film scenes showing too much cleavage.

The first casualty of the censor board’s new-found regard for female modesty is new actress Rupali Krishnarao, who plays a prostitute in Asshu Trikha’s Koyelaanchal. Her cleavage has been blurred by the censors in several scenes in the film where the board members found the display of flesh too ample.

Considering how prominent women are to Bollywood culture, Trikha can’t stop grinning over the sheer hypocrisy of the sudden modesty.

“The cleavage was blurred as per the censor board’s instruction. I argued with them saying cleavage is an integral part of Bollywood culture. Besides, my heroine plays a prostitute. In Satyam Shivam Sundaram 36 years ago, Zeenat Aman had displayed a lot more than mere cleavage in a temple sequence.”

Besides, Trikha pointed out his film is not for children.

“My film is for adults only. And adult audiences are mature enough to handle some cleavage. But I saw no point in arguing beyond a point. I just blurred the blouse.”

But he has no complaints against the censor board. “They have become cautiously advanced as opposed to defensively regressive.”

Meanwhile, a sequence in Ananth Mahadevan’s The Xpose showing a starlet in a transparent white sari has been trimmed by the censor board.

Ironically, the same pose by Zeenat in Raj Kapoor’s Satyam Shivam Sundaram 36 years ago was allowed to go without any cuts.

IANS 2014-05-16 15:08:03

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