Filmmaker Zoya Akhtar‘s Gully Boy might have just gotten rid of a few scenes involving cuss words and intimacy. As reported by an entertainment website, the Censor Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has asked the makers to remove a 13-second long kiss scene between Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt and other few dialogues with cuss words.
Bollywood Hungama has reported: “As per the cut list details, their smooching shot, lasting for 13 seconds, has been reduced. And moreover, it has been replaced by a wider shot.” The report added, “Gully Boy also has some abusive words like ‘g***u’, ‘h********e’, ‘h*********i’, ‘f*****g’ and they have been replaced with milder terms.”
The decision of censoring the scenes has been made two days before the film’s release. Gully Boy is slated to the hit the screens on February 14. The film is based on real-life rappers from Mumbai – Divine and Naezy. It has Ranveer playing the character of a rapper named Murad, who uses his talent to comment on the society and class difference. Alia plays the character of Ranveer’s love interest in the film.
Earlier, talking about how the language of the film is important, Ranveer told Times Now, “I strongly feel for these characters, these people are marginalized disenfranchised people from the lowest strata of the society who have a very tough existence. It’s a very difficult life. They find their expressions as artists. They have started a music scene that is so unique. It is in Mumbaiya bhasha (dialect). These kids are 17 or 19 and they are writing social commentary about what’s f******d up in this system. They are making such strong observations, strong comments on the state of affairs. What I feel will bring a change is that now thousands of kids are listening to that. So I will do what I can do to give this musical talent a platform.”