[tps_footer]James Bond‘s upcoming movie ‘Spectre’ has become a little more sanskari thanks to Indian CBFC who have reduced the length of all kissing scenes. Internet has been trending with the hashtag #SanskariJamesBond mocking the lengths to which the Indian government will go in order to cut down on the erotic scenes shown in the film. Apparently the film has been certified U/A and for the same reason the board has been more cautious about what will be screened. And hence it was decided to cut down the length of long kissing scenes between the lead actors of the film.
‘Spectre’ starring Daniel Craig has lead actresses Monica Bellucci and Lea Seydoux kissing the actor on different times. The same has been cut short by the CBFC owing to its length and intensity. Naturally the board has been receiving lot of backlash from film personalities and the public in general who urge them to have an open mind and not curb the creative freedom of filmmakers. CBFC chief Pahlaj Nihalani has not yet commented on the situation.
CBFC board member Ashoke Pandit opened up about this situation through a tweet stating, “Pahlaj Nihalani has always functioned on his own accord and I don’t subscribe to his curtailing of creative rights…. Spectre is an internationally applauded film, but again Pahalaj Nihalani messes it up by shading it with his own thought process. Nihalani’s action should not be a reflection of my choices. I feel it’s a mockery of the freedom of a filmmaker…Nihalani as chairman of the censor Board can’t behave like an official spokesperson of a political party.”
‘Spectre’ is the fourth installment in the series of Bond films where actor Daniel Craig plays the role of James Bond. Releasing on November 20 is one of the most anticipated action films of 2015, ‘Spectre’ also known as Bond 24. Tell us what you think about this situation – Is the CBFC pushing it too far or are their actions justified?
And here’s what happened when people re-imagined a sanskari James Bond! Read some of the best Twitter reactions here: