As we all know that Censor Board of Film Certification made Udta Punjab go through several cuts, as the film according to CBFC had a lot many abusive words along with derogatory scenes in it. After much protest by the filmmakers CBFC passed the film by standing firm on 13 cuts. Now, it’s time for Baar Baar Dekho to go through somewhat the same scenario. The makers of the movie along with Siddharth Malhotra and Katrina Kaif were highly upset by the cuts suggested by CBFC. The censor board wanted to snip off anoffensive shot which included a bra and was referred to “Savita Bhabhi” a popular pornographic cartoon character.
The makers of the film were not convinced by the decision of the board and have defended themselves by referring to “Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge”, Shahrukh and Kajol’s 1955 blockbuster. According to a DNA quote a source stated that “We don’t live in times where women’s innerwear is never spoken of in public. In fact, even as late as 1995, there was a scene featuring Kajol in ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’. Moreover, ‘BBD’ is directed by a woman (Nitya Mehra). To assume that she would use the lingerie scene for titillation is absurd,”.
The censor board refused to certify the film until and unless the offensive shot was removed. Another cut was demanded by CBFC which had a naughty reference to Savitri Bhabhi a pornographic cartoon character whose sexual self is entertained by millions of her fans on the internet. A source close to the film’s project stated that “The CBFC asked the producers ofBaar Baar Dekhoto delete a reference to Savita Bhabhi. The name is used in a jokey light-hearted manner in the film. If a porn reference is objectionable then how come Sunny Leone’s name was used in A Flying Jatt?”
Baar Baar Dekho has now been certified with ‘UA’ certificate by the CBFC chopping off the bra visual and Savita Bhabhi reference.
A source close to the film’s project also said that “Freaky Ali,which opens along withBaar Baar Dekho,features Nawazuddin Siddiqui as a salesperson for men’s lingerie. Are we to presume that it’s okay to show men’s underwear? But not okay to show women’s lingerie?”