Recently Censor Board Of Film Certification chairman Pahlaj Nihalani had removed a list of 28 abusive words (Censor Board Issues List Of Abusive Words Which Are Banned), which cannot be used in any certification category. Yesterday, the chairman said that he has put the list on hold as several members objected on the issue.
The list of words had those English and Hindi words, which are violent against women and other double meaning kind of words. The list also disallows use of the word “Bombay” to describe India’s commercial capital, which was renamed to Mumbai in 1996.
After banning the word ‘Bombay’ from several films and songs, Censor Board of Film Certification had decided to keep director Anurag Kashyap’s movie Bombay Velvet on retain as the film had the word ‘Bombay’ as a title.
According to the report, now the censor board has allowed Anurag Kashyap to stay in relief as the movie can maintain its original title again.
Recently, CBFC had also beeped out the word ‘Bombay’ from a new song sung by Mihir Joshi.
“Bombay Velvet” is a story based in 1950s. The film is co-written by Anurag Kashyap, Karan Johar and Vikramaditya Motwane. Karan Johar will be making his acting debut with this venture.Bombay Velvet is scheduled to release on May 15, 2015.