Bollywood Hungama

Bollywood Entertainment at its best

Last Updated 20.01.2021 | 10:13 PM IST



‘Bloody’ Indian not allowed in Hawaizaada

Bollywood News

You may have heard it in every film that has been made on the theme of Colonial India from Manmohan Desai's Mard to Ashutosh Gowariker's Lagaan. Somewhere or the other the Britishers in Indian films are bound to refer to Indian as 'bloody Indians'

No more so. For Vibhu Puri's delicately drawn period film Hawaizaada which is set in Colonial India, the censor board in all its wisdom asked the 'bloody' to be removed from the 'bloody Indian.'

Sighs the director Vibhu Puri, "I had no choice but to replace the word 'bloody' in 'bloody Indian' with 'crazy'. I am aware that the Britishers in our films have been shown to use the term 'bloody Indian' in numerous films. But if I had insisted I'd have got a 'UA' certificate instead of 'U'. So I preferred to change the supposedly offensive word as it made no difference to my narrative."

Vibhu was also asked to remove and replace a word prefixing a holy book in the soundtrack.

Says Vibhu, "Since it's a religious matter this cut makes more sense to me. But the other cut does seem a bit...errr, crazy. However I've no complaints. I am happy that the censor board didn't cut a single shot in my film."

More Pages: Hawaizaada Box Office Collection , Hawaizaada Movie Review


Catch us for latest Bollywood News, New Bollywood Movies update, Box office collection, New Movies Release , Bollywood News Hindi, Entertainment News, Bollywood News Today & upcoming movies 2020 and stay updated with latest hindi movies only on Bollywood Hungama.

Rate this article
Make favorite
Copyright © 2021 Hungama Digital Media Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

Forgot Password

Please provide your registered email address or username
  • OR

Write A Review

  • Click to rate on scale of 1-5
  • 5000 characters remaining

New notification