Brawl Over The Bra: Producers Argue With The Censor Board For Right To Show Women’s Innerwear
Last week, a huge argument broke out at the censor board office when board-members objected to a scene featuring a brassiere in Nitya Mehra’s Baar Baar Dekho
The board members asked for the “offensive” visual to be removed. But the producers decided to put up a fight.
Says a source close to the development, “The censor board objected to the shot of a bra. But the producers argued that there was a shot of a bra in Kapoor & Sons, and no one objected.But the CBFC would not relent.The BaarBaar Dekho team had to cut the lingerie out.
Asks the source angrily, “There were were lingerie references in movie classics of the early 1970s Manoranjan andAnamika.And there was a bra in Shah Rukh’s introductory sequence with Kajolin Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge. In 2012 an entire comedy Shirin Farhan Ki Nikal Padi had Boman Irani talking about women’s lingerie.And Freaky Ali which opens along with Baar Baar Dekho features Nawazuddin Siddiqui as a salesperson for men’s lingerie. Are we to presume that it’s okay to show men’s underwear? But not okay to show women’s lingerie?”