You are going to wish it was not removed…
Contrary to reports, the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC aka the Censor Board) didn’t order out the lovemaking scene in Brett Lee-starrer UnIndian. They just asked for a trim-down. However, the producer-director Anupam Chopra voluntarily offered to remove the scene entirely. But the Board was insistent on one cut — that of the ex-cricketer’s butt.
Explains Censor chief Pahlaj Nihalani, “The sequence showed the lead pair making love intercut with shots of a guru chanting mantras. But we never asked them to delete it, just to trim it. Instead, Anupam did away with it. That sequence now just has a suggestion of lovemaking and not the act itself. Even the hero’s nude shot has been removed.”
Personally, Pahlaj feels there is much virtue in showing less. “I personally feel the sequence looks better now than it did earlier,” he says.
In an interview with Bollywoodlife Brett Lee was quizzed upon the said censorship. “It’s one of those things where it’s at a discretion of who is in charge. The thing I will say that is the couple involved-an Indian actress, an Indian producer, born in India. It was their judgement. If the scene goes away you have to understand the culture and people.”
UnIndian is an Australian romantic comedy film directed by Anupam Sharma and starring Lee in the lead along with Tannishtha Chatterjee. The film was shot in Sydney and is slated to release in India on August 19.
It also stars Supriya Pathak, Akash Khurana and Gulshan Grover.