Ayushmann Khurrana has constantly been part of a sexually frank cinema. His very first film Vicky Donor was about sperm donation. Shubh Mangal Savdhan had him wrestle with erectile malfunction and Shubh Mangal Phir Savdhan had him play a gay man.Badhai Ho was about sex and parenthood in the 60s.
However, miraculously, all these films were designated as family films. Anubhuti Kashyap’s Doctor G is Khurrana’s first film to be granted a ‘Adults’ certificate by the Central Board Of Film Certification.
A source in the know informs that this time the sexual content was more explicit. “In Khurrana’s other films sex and related issues are placed in the background . In Doctor G there are reams of explicit dialogue on the female anatomy. It is a healthy opening up of a bodily debates. But it is not suitable for children.”
The CBFC gave the producers of Doctor G two choices: make serious cuts in the dialogues or take an A with everything intact.
For the Doctor G team it was a no-brainer.