It seems gore and profanity are no longer taboo at the Indian censor board. On Tuesday the CBFC’s new chairperson Prasoon Joshi shocked many, surprised some when he upturned the Examining Committee(EC)’s decision to come down heavily on Andres Muschietti’s adaptation of Stephen King’s shiver giver IT.
In a historic decision all the 12 cuts including several taboo profanities were restored and IT has been given an all-clear without cuts and an ‘A’ certificate
Says a source, “The EC had cut bloody visuals of horror and many profanities including ‘f..’, ‘pussy’ and ‘cocks..r’. Most shocking of all , the profanity ‘motherf….r’ which is strictly forbidden as it blasphemes the mother, has also been restored.”
Apparently the obscene abuse about copulating with the mother has never been allowed in any Hollywood film.
The source says the censor board has ‘clear’ instruction. “Certify all movies with no cuts. And for suitable ages. If a film gets an ‘A’ certificate there will be no visual or verbal cuts.”