After all the hue and cry that he raised over one proposed cut in Aligarh, Hansal Mehta has accepted as many as 10 cuts for his film, Simran, thereby leaving his leading lady somewhat less empowered.
Among the cuts “recommended” by the Central Board of Film Certification (read: either take the cuts or lose precious time going to the Tribunal) are the word ‘b***h’ which has been ordered out in six places.
A source close to the film revealed, “Derogating women by gesture or language will never be permissible under any guideline, be it Pahlaj or Prasoon.”
Also out is the ‘b’ word used to describe people of uncertain parentage. A casual reference to the Muslim community has also been censored. But the most interesting cuts are onomatopoeic loud moans during sexual intercourse have been asked to be reduced.