Aanand Rai Voluntarily Shortens Ayushmann-Bhumi’s Kiss


Although director R S Prasanna’s Shubh Mangal Savdhaan is  based on the theme of a sexual dysfunction , the film’s co-producer Aanand Rai is determined to keep the proceedings sundar swach and susheel.

Not a  moment of suggestiveness has been  allowed to creep up in the film’s playing time . In fact so determined was Aanand to keep the proceedings clean and above-board that he actually reduced the length of a vital liplock between the lead pair.

Says the film’s leading man Ayushmann Khurrana, “Yes, we do have a  kiss, and Aanand Sir has reduced  its length.We  don’t want Shubh Mangal Savdhaan  be even remotely offensive to any section of the audience. It’s a film targeted at family audiences. And the kiss has been modified accordingly.”

​This is not the first time that a filmmaker has opted for a voluntary cut to  keep the family audience happy. In Jolly LLB 2, references to  ‘Bata’ show company were removed by the  film’s makers before being submitted to the audience. Even in the controversial Lipstick Under  My Burkha the director chose to voluntarily reduce  the  length of a love-making scene.

In the recent  A Gentleman Sidharth Malhotra and Jacqueline Fernandez just wouldn’t stop kissing for a sequence even  when the co-director ordered ‘cut’.

So the kiss was cut on the editing table.​

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