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The Ishaan Khatter and Ananya Panday starrer ‘Khaali Peeli’ is all set to have a digital release today, October 2. One of the advantages of an OTT release is freedom from censorship. But, ‘Khaali Peeli’, since it is releasing at drive-in theatres as well in Bengaluru and Gurugram, the makers had to get a censor certificate from the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC). Due to which the movie has gone through a lot of cuts.
According to a report by Bollywood Hungama, the cut list states that the ‘sensuous and explicit’ scenes in the song ‘Tehas Nehas’ has been chopped. A couple of scenes of Choksi Seth (Swananad Kirkire) staring lecherously at Pooja (Ananya Panday) has also been trashed and the dialogues that sound vulgar in this scene have also been binned.
Other dialogues in the movie like ‘Saale nalla hai tu. Fattu hai’, ‘Dus saal tak virgin raha; hold karke baitha tha’, ‘virgin bhramachari’ and ‘harami’ have been cut as well. The term ‘Tichya Aaila’ is muted as well.
The makers were also asked to insert a disclaimer at the start of the film that states that all those associated with the film do not support such language, exploitation and objectification of children and women. That also includes an anti-smoking reminder.
After all the modifications, the movie has received a certificate of U/A.