Some good news for Ayushmann Khurrana and his onscreen partner Jitendra Kumar. The first-ever smooch in Indian cinema’s first mainstream gay film will remain untouched. Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan is turning eyeballs ever since the trailer of the film launched and now the Censor Board has given it a green signal too.
A daily quoted a source as saying, “No member of the censor board had any objection to the same-sex kiss in the trailer. However, the expletive that Gajraj Rao (playing Jitendra Kumar’a father) utters when he sees his son kissing with his male lover, has been beeped.”
Says a source close to producer Aanand Rai, “Aanand was very apprehensive about the kiss. He wanted a ‘U’ certificate for the trailer of Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan. And for that he was anxious that the CBFC would ask for the kiss to be removed. But no one objected to the kiss, only to the swear word that Gajraj Rao utters when the kiss happens.”
One of the sources revealed that the CBFC is not looking forward to removing the kissing scene from the film.
“They are looking at it as a love story, not a GAY love story, a sure sign that the censor board in India has evolved,” says the source.
Meanwhile, the film manages to get the ‘UA’ certificate which itself is huge news for the film industry.