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Indian Central Board of Film Certification advises Pathaan filmmakers to make changes in movie

Indian Central Board of Film Certification advises Pathaan filmmakers to make changes in movie

CBFC chairperson said they need to submit a revised version with implemented changes before release.
29 Dec, 2022

Amid ‘Besharam Rang’ row in India, Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone’s upcoming film Pathaan faces yet another challenge as the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) advised filmmakers to implement changes in the movie, including songs and submit a revised version for a certification.

According to The Indian Express, Prasoon Joshi, the chairperson of CBFC, in a statement said, “The film recently reached the CBFC examination committee for certification and went through the due and thorough examination process as per the board’s guidelines.”

The decision comes shortly after the first song from the film, ‘Besharam Rang’ was heavily criticised by BJP leader and Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra who believed the music video was “shot with a dirty mindset” and expressed he wants it fixed.

Now the chairperson of CBFC told Indian media, “Pathaan went through the due and thorough examining process as per the CBFC guidelines. The committee has guided the makers to implement the advised changes in the film — including the songs — and submit the revised version prior to theatrical release.”

Joshi said, “CBFC is always committed to finding the right balance between creative expression and sensibility of the audience, and believes that we can always find a solution through meaningful dialogue between all stakeholders. Whilst the process is getting duly followed and implemented, I must reiterate that our culture and faith are glorious, intricate and nuanced. And we have to be careful that they do not get defined by trivia which takes the focus away from the real and the true.”

According to the publication, a protest was held in India’s Indore where people set effigies of the celebrities on fire. Shortly after the song’s release on December 12, Mishra told Indian media at that time, “The costumes in the song, at first glance, are objectionable. It is clearly visible that the song of the film Pathaan has been shot with a dirty mindset. I don’t think this is right and I will tell the director and makers of the film to fix it. Earlier also, Deepika Padukone came in the support of Tukde Tukde Gang at JNU and that’s why her mentality has come in front of everyone before.”

Helmed by Siddharth Anand, Pathaan is scheduled for a theatrical release in January 2023 in India.

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Multani Dec 29, 2022 05:45pm
Why Indian censor board seeks changes, vulgarity , nudity and violence are part of their culture and reality needs to be shown , why censor it
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M. Emad Dec 29, 2022 05:46pm
'Pathaan' should be banned.
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M. Saeed Dec 29, 2022 05:48pm
-----I thought that, Deepika Padukone was a decent artist of class!
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Always Pokhtoon Dec 29, 2022 05:54pm
Pathans are invincible. Come up with something you can beat us with, but you can't and will never, and you know ours and your history very well!
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Taj Ahmad Dec 29, 2022 05:59pm
Please do so, keep in mind, our culture in India and South East Asia is Indian not American or Western style, any Bollywood movie should be according to our culture or standard. Thanks.!!!
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Sunil Dec 29, 2022 06:01pm
Let’s get Depika to wear some clothes or start rating these movies ‘R’. She has stooped to new low.
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Khalil Dec 29, 2022 06:04pm
I agree with Nattoram on this occasion. Why so much nudity in a family film.
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Dr. Madhusudhan Reddy Tokala Dec 29, 2022 06:04pm
Whether Muslim, Hindus or any of our cultural etiquette’s that type cinematic views are not good enough to the society.
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Joe Dec 29, 2022 06:21pm
Excellent work bt censor board.Those who support skimpy cloths and bikni clad women are surely entitled to their liking ,but public should not be attracted towards movies just by making women wear skimpy cloths.
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Ali Dec 29, 2022 06:28pm
Good, vulgarity should be stopped, whether it is Pakistan or India.
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sharkara Dec 29, 2022 06:52pm
Bollywood director should ask only one question for every scene they shoot: Can I tell the story without this (stupid showy) scene? Otherwise they will be taxing everyone's sensibilities and patience to enjoy a movie.
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Ch. K.A. Nye Dec 29, 2022 06:57pm
Awww... Dirty mindset. Bet Mishra saw it multiple times then the tissues ran out.
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Ahsan Gul Dec 29, 2022 07:08pm
We in pakistan don’t care how Modi government handle these issues!
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Asif A Shah Dec 29, 2022 07:11pm
Shame on CBFC! A slap on Indian Democracy!
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Enlightened One Dec 29, 2022 07:26pm
Just scrap the entire garbage movie altogether. What Pathan has to do with India? No connection and no relevance to anything in India. So why glorify an alien culture at all? What is its connection to India? What do we even care about Pathan? Why make such a movie at all?
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Johnw Dec 29, 2022 07:29pm
Just ban it, will save million of dollars getting wasted on films of druggies and under world. It's going to be cheap and mediocre typical Bollywood movie anyway
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Agrippa-the Skeptic Dec 29, 2022 07:42pm
@Asif A Shah seriously? Do you even know the full form of CBFC? Don’t lie to yourself and read the article again.
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Dr Asim Dec 29, 2022 07:59pm
At least do not show their vulgarity in our media!
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Ahmed Dec 29, 2022 08:05pm
It doesn't say what words were found objectionable by the censors. A country that refuses to play cricket, hockey and badminton with Pakistan cannot be expected to be broad-minded and liberal in anything concerning this country.
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kumar Dec 29, 2022 08:12pm
@Asif A Shah You can release in Pakistan without censorship if you like it. Democracy and indecently are not related
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Simba Dec 29, 2022 08:26pm
@Asif A Shah you can show the film unedited in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
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Always Pokhtoon Dec 29, 2022 08:54pm
Pathans are invincible. Come up with something you can beat us with, but you can't and will never, and you know ours and your history very well.
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nakul nayak Dec 29, 2022 09:27pm
@Always Pokhtoon iq tests?
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nakul nayak Dec 29, 2022 09:30pm
@Always Pokhtoon iq tests? basic living standards? womens rights? children rights? roads? atms? shopping malls? maybe information tech? drinking water? electricity? not begging? atomic weapons? i give up. you guys are invincible.i apologize
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NYS Dec 29, 2022 09:46pm
Deepika use to wear intimate that are to be worn as under garments... When she came to unveil FIFA trophy she didn't lose her dignity by opting respectful attire.. Subject and plot ought to sound don't take vulgarity risk
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T-man Dec 29, 2022 09:48pm
Kissing is ok but bikini is not?
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Mani Dec 29, 2022 11:57pm
Anyone who knows Bollywood knows it’s movies represent lies and stealing. I don’t know what culture he’s talking about.
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Bunny Dec 30, 2022 01:42am
Too much skin show by Deepika . does not look very promising though.
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KASH Dec 30, 2022 03:48am
@Khalil who said it a family film.
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Herba Dec 30, 2022 04:58am
Millions of people has already seen the song Beshram in TV, why censor it now.
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MA Dec 30, 2022 06:15am
@Taj Ahmad Wow . Bollywood has culture ?
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Anonymouseee Dec 30, 2022 06:20am
Nowadays even Bengalis call themselves pathans.
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Samir Dec 30, 2022 06:25am
It should be a Family movie
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Sama Dec 30, 2022 07:49am
@Multani our board our decision. What we allow and what we don't is OUR issue
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Az_Iz Dec 30, 2022 07:52am
Different standards for different movies.
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Sama Dec 30, 2022 07:53am
@Ahmed seems to have bothered you that india doesn't Want to play cricket with Pakistan.
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Irshad Khan Canada Dec 30, 2022 09:19am
Certainly I would like to see the movie Pathaan.
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Smashers Dec 30, 2022 09:23am
@Always Pokhtoon Ya ya.... we all have seen images and videos of the pathans running to "fight" the American aircraft.
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Joe Dec 30, 2022 09:33am
@Ahsan Gul We in pakistan don’t care how Modi government handle these issues!" It is an independent body called Censor Board of India that deals with classification and not Modi government
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Zenath Dec 30, 2022 09:46am
Pathaan is a flop movies
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Shabnam Dec 30, 2022 03:54pm
Why are we promoting Indian movies even with negative publicity?
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