Mumbai: Yet again, the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has used its razor-sharp snipping tool to chop off two words from the film – ‘Dalit’ and ‘Sex toy’. Now one can understand as to why the board members had a problem with the word ‘sex toy’ but how is ‘Dalit’ an objectionable term?
And if all this wasn’t enough, Pahlaj Nihalani led CBFC has instructed the makers to replace the word ‘sex toy’ with ‘adult site’. And how are these two related?
A source close to the development told a popular daily, “The word ‘Dalit’ has therefore been muted from ‘Noor’ wherever it occurs.” Their explanation for this move is that references to the community will invoke reference to the caste system that is prevalent in India.
Another source added, “Weirdly, the Board wants ‘sex toy’ to be replaced by ‘adult site’.”
All in the name of culture!...