Mumbai: The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) removed several ‘sexually abusive words’, and a scene of the lead actors undressing themselves from Imtiaz Ali’s Love Aaj Kal that features Sara Ali Khan and Kartik Aaryan.
The Censor Board, which assigned a ‘U/A’ certification to Love Aaj Kal, made multiple edits, details of which are available on CBFC’s official website. As per the CBFC website, the film body, known for being overtly sanskaari, “reduced” a kissing scene featuring Sara and Kartik to a mere “flash”, “modified an intimate scene”, “blurred/defocused” certain visuals following the intimate scene and “removed the scene of actors (Sara and Kartik) undressing themselves.”
The Censor Board also muted a few cuss words and replaced one with an alternative in Love Aaj Kal, among other changes.
As per the censor certificate, a ‘sexually abusive word’ has been replaced with a**. The words fu*k and fu*king have been muted at several instances. The word “haramzaadon” has been replaced with “saale, besharmo”.
Directed by Imtiaz Ali, Love Aaj Kal features two love stories with Kartik Aaryan being the common factor in both. He co-stars with Sara Ali Khan in the story set in 2020, which is a fresh take on modern-day romance. Kartik shares screen space with actress Arushi Sharma in the love story of the Nineties.
Love Aaj Kal is all set to hit screens on Valentine’s Day.