Two days ahead of its release, Imtiaz Ali-directorial Love Aaj Kal, starring actors Sara Ali Khan and Kartik Aaryan in the lead, has received a censor certificate by Central Board of Film Certification. From removing sexually abusive words to cutting short Sara and Kartik’s kissing scene, the CBFC has run its scissors over the rom-com in more places than one.

As per the latest reports, the slang “haramzaadon” has been replaced with “saale, besharmo”, words like fu*k and fu*king have been muted while a ‘sexually abusive word’ has been replaced with a**. Some intimate scenes have also been blurred along with a kiss at the beginning of the movie, reduced to a flash. CBFC has also replaced a Sara and Kartik’s scene of undressing themselves with “blow up shots of the actors.”

Love Aaj Kal is gearing up for its big release on Valentine’s Day. The buzz around this Imtiaz Ali directorial is high because of the chemistry between Kartik Aaryan and Sara Ali Khan. The two were strongly rumoured to be dating each other for a long time and that has now made the audience excited about their bond in the film. The film is a sequel to Saif Ali Khan and Deepika Padukone starrer Love Aj Kal (2009).

The recently dropped trailer of the romantic flick shows how the emotion of love remains the same in a time gap of 30 years, during which the movie straddles two different love stories. Imtiaz, in his signature style, explores the expression of love which has constantly changed over time while the emotion remains the same. Making one unlearn all preconceived notions of love by bringing the emotion alive in its most raw and nuanced form, Imtiaz’s upcoming film, yet again, leaves the characters and audience introspecting about how to tackle the ever-changing dynamic of being in and finding love.

The movie also features Randeep Hooda, perhaps as Sara’s other lover. The movie is bankrolled by Dinesh Vijan and Imtiaz.