Hrithik Roshan , lucky fellow, gets to kiss his co-star Pooja Hegde three times in Ashutosh Gowariker’s Mohenjo Daro.
And each kiss, one more passionate than the other, has been passed by the censor board , uncut and fully.This is a refreshing lunge towards liberalism after ‘James Bond’ Daniel Craig and Ranbir Kapoor’s kisses with their respective co-stars in Spectre and Tamasha ,respectively, were ruthlessly snipped off to a more ‘acceptable’ length. More recently Randeep Hooda and Kajal Aggarwal’s kiss in Do Lafzon Ki Kahani was reduced by 9 seconds.
Hrithik, it seems, was exempted fron censorial intervention as he liplocked with his co-star.
Says an unnamed source from the censor board. “The three kisses in Mohenjo Daro have been left untampered . The film has been passed without a single verbal or visual cut with a ‘UA’ certificate.”
Responding to the censor all-clear Hrithik Roshan says, “I wasn’t expecting any cuts, to be honest. But I am glad nevertheless.As for the kisses being left intact, I guess they came across as they were meant to, as manifestations of pure love.Vulgarity is always in the intention and expression.And we never went that way.”