According to a producer, if someone else had bankrolled the film, there would have been a several of cuts.
It seems the always-controversial Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has a whole lot of explaining to do about how the new Karan Johar production Good Newwz — about two couples desperately copulating for procreation — was given a ‘UA’ certificate.
This means children under 12 can experience Akshay Kumar and Kareena Kapoor Khan’s spousal sex talk.
An irate producer, who wishes to go unnamed, says, “This is preferential treatment. If our production house had produced this film, there would have been a number of cuts, and I’d have got an ‘A’ certificate. That, I think is the right thing to do for a film about sexual problems and pregnancy.”
Diljit Dosanjh, who plays one-half of a couple desperate to have a baby, defends the film’s content. “I don’t think children should be kept away from this film. Every child knows how children are born. Gone are the days when two flowers touching each other meant intimacy. If we show that now, audiences will laugh at us, and the kids will laugh the loudest. There is no vulgar dialogue, no double meaning in Good Newwz.”
However, the feeling that the bigger more powerful production houses get a more lenient treatment persists.
Meanwhile, CBFC chairperson Prasoon Joshi remained unavailable for comment.