Did censors go soft on sex comedy?

Published Dec 19, 2015, 4:36 am IST
Updated Feb 23, 2016, 2:43 pm IST
How did the lewd content in Kya Kool Hain Hum 3 get a clean chit from the notoriously sanskaari Censor Board?

How was the lewd content in Kya Kool Hain Hum 3 passed by the Central Board of Film Certification? This seems to be the question du jour among industry observers, especially since the same CBFC has quite the reputation for coming down hard (no pun intended) on films with “objectionable” content? Even super spy James Bond proved powerless against the censors, who asked for kissing scenes in Spectre to be reduced.

The trailer of KKHH3 shows the male leads (who play porn stars) bringing home their female colleagues to act as bahus for Tusshar Kapoor’s girlfriend’s sanskaari papa.


When the father asks one of the bahus what she does for a living, she replies, “Deti hoon Gareeb bachcho ko education, vidhwa auraton ko inspiration aur jawaan mardon ko mastur***ion.”

When asked how the content in KKHH3 was passed despite violating censorial guidelines, CBFC chairperson Pahlaj Nihalani refused to comment. However, our sources inform us that the CBFC is “under pressure from above” to clear sex comedies.

“The Censor Board has been liberal with certain films even though their content violated guidelines because their scripts demanded explicit dialogues and scenes. But makers of sex comedies are questioning the censor board about ‘double standards’,” our source said, adding that the CBFC will now “treat all adult content on par”.

Recently, films like Angry Indian Goddesses and Chauranga had to cut a lot of content that the Censor Board refused to pass. However, cuss words in Hate Story 3 were passed.



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