Pathaan: Censor Board demands several changes amid Besharam Rang controversy
For the unversed, Pathaan is helmed by Siddharth Anand and also stars John Abraham. It is scheduled for theatrical release in January 2023, in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.-
The trouble and controversy over Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan-Deepika Padukone starrer Pathaan do not seem to stop as India's Censor Board as advised some changes in songs as well as movies. On Thursday, it was reported that the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has advised the makers of Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone's upcoming film 'Pathaan' to implement certain changes in the film, including in its songs, and submit a revised version. CBFC Chairman Prasoon Joshi was quoted by multiple media organizations saying that the film recently reached the CBFC examination committee for certification and went through the due and thorough examination process as per the board's guidelines.
CBFC on Pathaan
Prasoon Joshi said, "Pathaan went through the due and through examining process as per the CBFC guidelines. The committee has guided the makers to implement the advised changes in the film including the songs and submit the revised version prior to theatrical release. Whilst the process is getting duly followed and implemented I must reiterate that our culture and faith is glorious, intricate and nuanced. And we have to be careful that it does not get defined by trivia which takes the focus away from the real and the true. And like I have said earlier as well, that the trust between creators and audience is most important to protect and the creators should keep working towards it."
For the unversed, Pathaan is helmed by Siddharth Anand and also stars John Abraham. It is scheduled for theatrical release in January 2023, in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.
Besharam Rang Controversy
Pathaan's much-awaited song Besharam Rang was released online on December 12, and in no time it became the talk of the town. While several liked the dance track, there were also some who found the song objectionable over the use of saffron and green costumes. Especially, Deepika Padukone wearing Saffron Bikini. A slew of activists in Indore even staged a protest and set effigies of Deepika and Shah Rukh on fire. As the Besharam Rang controversy took the centre stage, Madhya Pradesh minister Narottam Mishra, speaking to media persons objected to the use of saffron costumes in the song. He said the film contained some objectionable scenes and threatened to ban Pathaan in Madhya Pradesh if those shots are not replaced.
As of now, Yash Raj Films recently released the second song of the film 'Jhoome Jo Pathaan,' which received a massive response from the fans.