The censor board has struck again.The trailer of Luv Ranjan’s new romcom Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety has enough beeps to drive the beep-haters up the wall.The wipe-outs in the spicydialogues among the characters in the film completely distills and distorts the profile and personality of the trailer.
Says Luv Ranjan , “The trailer of my film is attached to Padmaavat which is a ‘UA’ certified film. For my trailer to be shown with Padmaavat it had to have a ‘UA’ certification.And for a ‘UA’ I had to delete all the expletives.”
For those who came in late, really late, a ‘UA’ censor certificate means children under 12 can watch a film provided they are accompanied by an adult.
Now Luv Ranjan intends to apply for a ‘UA’ certificate for his film also.
Explains the director, “If I don’t delete the colourful language I will have to take an ‘A’ certificate which means I miss out on my 15-18 age-group of audience which is actually the core audience for my young rom-com film.”
Ranjan feels it’s time the censor board introduced a 15+ rating that the British censor board implements.
Says Ranjan, “From ‘UA’, which gives children under 12 access to a film if accompanied by an adult, the Indian censor board goes straight to ‘A’ which keeps out the audience under 18. What about that crucial 15-18 age –bracket? It is a very important part of today’s movie-going profile. To have access to it I need to get a ‘UA’ certificate with the necessary cuts.”
It is to be noted that Pahlaj Nihlani tried his darndest to bring in the 15+ censor gradation while he was the chairperson of the censor board. His efforts met with no success.