It seems gore and profanity are no longer taboo at the Indian censor board. On Tuesday the CBFC’s new chairperson Prasoon Joshi shocked many and surprised some when he upturned the Examining Committee (EC)’s decision to come down heavily on Andres Muschietti’s adaptation of Stephen King’s shiver giver IT.
In a historic decision all the 12 cuts including several profanities were restored and IT has been cleared without cuts and an ‘A’ certificate.
The EC had cut bloody visuals of horror and many profanities including ‘f*ck’, ‘pussy’ and ‘cocks***ers’. Most shocking of all, the profanity ‘motherf***er’ which is strictly forbidden as it blasphemes the mother, has also been restored.According to a source
Apparently the CBFC has always had a strict policy about censoring the obscene abuse referring to one’s ‘mother’, even while passing Hollywood films.
The source says that the censor board has been given ‘clear’ new instructions– “Certify all movies with no cuts. And for suitable ages. If a film gets an ‘A’ certificate there will be no visual or verbal cuts.”
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