After lots of struggle and taking rounds of Censor Board, director Anurag Kashyap gets a sight of relief after Censor Board Of Film Certification (CBFC) gave ‘UA’ certificate for his film Bombay Velvet.
In order to make Bombay Velvet reachable for everyone the Censor Board Of Film Certification (CBFC) has toned down the kissing scenes featuring Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma.
The Board members decided to allow with ‘UA’ certificate only if the scenes are toned down or cut from the film. Last week entire Censor Board team had agreed and decided that the crime-based film is suited for adult viewing only. Director Anurag Kashyap had to go with Censor Board’s conditions to get ‘UA’ certificate as he has put crores of rupees for the making of the film.
Reportedly Bombay Velvet has cost 120 crore which was granted adult film certificate by the Censor Board last week was on Friday re-viewed by the Revising Committee.
According to the reports, violent and kissing scenes have been cut down. Also abusive words have been beeped or removed. Also in one of the shots where a politician is putting his hand on a woman’s breast has been removed. However the violent shoot-outs that are an important part of this crime drama, remain unharmed.
With these cuts Bombay Velvet can be watched under ‘UA’ certificate on May 15. The much-awaited film has now been granted a ‘UA’ certificate, which Kashyap insisted on getting and was successful with it.
Talking about the movie, Bombay velvet is set in Bombay of the 60’s. The director has recreated Bombay of that period. He has made sure that everything is in sync with the 60’s, from the look of the characters, to the cars and the streets. More than 200 vintage cars have been used in the movie.
Bombay Velvet, based on historian Gyan Prakash‘s book Mumbai Fables, narrates the story of how the city in ‘60s became a metropolis. The film is set to release on May 15, 2015. It stars Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma and Karan Johar in lead roles with Kay Kay Menon, Manish Choudhary, and Siddharth Basu appearing in supporting roles.