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CBFC removes Muslim reference from Begum Jaan, says it cannot ‘risk it’

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Apr 6, 2017, 1:45 pm IST
Updated Apr 6, 2017, 1:46 pm IST
The film board has also replaced a reference to a Dargah with a Saraai.
Poster of the film. 'Begum Jaan' has Vidya Balan as the brothel madame with Pallavi Sharda and Gauhar Khan in crucial roles.
 Poster of the film. 'Begum Jaan' has Vidya Balan as the brothel madame with Pallavi Sharda and Gauhar Khan in crucial roles.

Mumbai: Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has yet again used its razor sharp scissors to maintain communal harmony in the supposedly not-so-liberal Indian society.

Directed by Srijit Mukherji, one of the the film’s dialogues “Allah kehke Bismillah. Naam Nabi ka Holi” has been replaced with “Tan se khele ang-rang daala Brij ki har bala.” If that wasn’t enough, the film board has also replaced a reference to a Dargah with a Saraai.

 

When asked for an explanation behind these last minute changes, a source from CBFC told a leading daily, “We can’t take any risks with religious sentiments,” says a CBFC source, adding, “Cross-religious references are all very well and a sign of a liberal India. But we can never be sure of how the not-so-liberal India would react to this.”

‘Begum Jaan’ is the Hindi remake of the 2015 hit film ‘Rajkahini’ and is based on the life of prostitutes in a brothel set in post independence era. ‘Begum Jaan’ is set to release on April 14.

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