Posted On Friday, July 20, 2012 at 09:04:58 AM
Pooja Bhatt may be gung-ho about her sequel to Jism, which also happens to be adult film star Sunny Leone’s Bollywood debut, but the Censor Board of Film Certification (CBFC) is obviously not.
Mirror has learnt as on Tuesday evening, CBFC has refused to certify the film saying they find it way too explicit. The board has demanded that Pooja dilute all lovemaking scenes in the film by 50 per cent at least.
A senior member from CBFC (on request of anonymity) told Mirror, “Pooja Bhatt was sent home. We refused to certify her film. Jism 2 will obviously get an A certificate at a later stage but only when she incorporates the changes which we have asked for.”
Asked what exactly the CBFC objected to, the senior member said, “There are four lovemaking scenes in Jism 2, all with Sunny Leone in them. The problem is not the number of such scenes, but their length.
All four scenes are too long and will have to be cut so that their impact is diluted. There is no frontal nudity but kaafi explicit hai. Hence, we did not issue a certificate.
We will certify the film only when Pooja returns with the modified version, which should have the intimate scenes cut to half their length.” When contacted, Regional Officer at CBFC, J P Singh, confirmed the development saying, “We have asked Pooja to dilute the lovemaking scenes.
There are certain norms and guidelines, which every filmmaker has to follow.” Needless to say, Pooja isn’t amused. Mirror spoke to her on her way back from the CBFC office. For starters, she was in denial about having been asked to cut the length of the controversial scenes in Jism 2.
“I sat down and thought about what they had said. They have a problem with certain shots, like the one where Sunny turns around and a part of her breast is visible. If I really had a problem, I would have headed straight to the Revising Committee.
I don’t, so I will introduce close-ups wherever wide angles have been used in the scenes in question. It’s okay. It will not amputate my film,” said the firebrand director. But isn’t she disappointed the sequel has run into censor trouble?
“No. They objected to certain shots in Jism nine years ago but if you look at them today, they are child’s play. So let’s see what happens when I take my copy back to them,” she shot back.