The French have a way of putting across home truth from abroad. Their lucid aphorism “plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose” meaning, “the more it changes, the more it’s the same thing”, seems nowhere truer than chez the Indian censor board where it was hoped by some misguided elements that the departure of one ‘P’(Pahlaj) and his replacement with another(Prasoon) would bring in revolutionary changes in certification norms.
But David Dhawan who has been making films for three decades was in for a shock when on Friday he submitted his new comedy Judwaa 2 featuring his son Varun Dhawan in a double role to the CBFC.
An outright fun fest it’s got family appeal stamped in every frame.Apparently the censorboard members strongly objected to Varun’s spirited dancing. They not only asked for it to be toned down they also found his pelvic thrusts in one dance movement to be so vigorous as to appear copulatory.They’ve asked Varun’s pelvic thrust to be removed.
Director Dhawan has gone into a state shock.
While he refused to comment a source very close to the director wondered if we are regressing to the era of Puritanism. “Because David has shot many pelvic thrusts in the past that were far far more suggestive. Govinda’s pelvic thrusts in the songs Sarkaiy liyo khatiya and Aa aa ee in David’s Raja Babu were openly copulatory. In comparison Varun who is very popular among kids is a Walt Disney hero, incapable of doing anything risqué. Besides, Varun was being directed by his Dad. Would he do anything vulgar with his father around?”
The reasoning cuts no ice with the CBFC. Varun’s pelvic thrust goes out of Judwaa 2.