WHAT? Makers of Swara Bhaskar's 'Anaarkali of Aarah' give in to the demands of CBFC – Big B, Amrish Puri's names dropped from a dialogue…
It has happened again. Giving into the demands of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), the makers of Swara Bhaskar starrer Anaarkali of Aarah are set to replace a mention of superstar Amitabh Bachchan and the late Amrish Puri in a dialogue, fearing it might hurt sentiments.
The duo’s names come up in a confrontational scene between Swara and Sanjay Mishra. The scene in question has Sanjay’s character saying, “Agar tum Amitabh Bachchan ban kar aayee, toh chahti ho ke hum Amrish Puri bann jaaye.”
The makers were not keen to go through the rigmarole of the Revising Committee and have now replaced Bachchan’s name with “aaye baaye” while Puri’s mention has been tweaked to “daaye baaye”. Eleven cuts were suggested by the Board. Says a source, “The CBFC had a problem with Sundar kaand, so it has now been replaced with lovely kaand."