How can she be a woman if she is wearing a pant and shirt: CBFC to Babumoshai maker

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In its latest demand for cuts in a film, the censor board has asked the makers of Nawazuddin Siddiqui starrer Babumoshai Bandookbaaz to make 48 snips. The movie’s producer Kiran Shroff has claimed the members of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) humiliated her.

She said, “They said you can explain why such objectionable words and scenes are there in the film. A lady questioned me, ‘How could you make a film like this despite being a woman yourself?’ A gentleman said, ‘How can she be a woman as she is wearing a pant and shirt?’. I was stunned.”

Shroff was present along with the actors and director of Babumoshai Bandookbaaz on Wednesday to speak to the media.

“They (CBFC members) had a one hour of discussion. We were very restless. We did expect a barrage of objections which would be raised. We were fine with A certification, but asked about 48 cuts. We asked, ‘Why so many cuts when we are getting A (certificate) anyway?’. They said because kids also watch an A film. The reasoning made no sense. It’s a silly argument,” she added.