The CBFC with this latest order has managed to send Twitterati in a trolling mode!
Censor Board for Film Certification recently asked Mumbai Blues singer Mihir Joshi to beep out the word "Bombay" from his new single Sorry.
Mihir had penned the words of his song after the Delhi rape case in 2012. Here is how it goes,"I am sorry sweetheart ...this is the world I am giving you today. It is the same thing no matter what you read... from Delhi to Bombay. I wish it was different darling...wish you could feel nice and safe. But the world's gone crazy, I don't know what to say."
While the word "Bombay" doesn't have much to add to the feel of the song except for keeping the rhyme intact, I don't understand why the Censors had a problem with it! According to the Board the word needed to be beeped out because the name of the city was changed form Bombay to Mumbai in 1995. But that cannot be a sound enough reason nor legitimate enough to get the word beeped out from a song! What about Anurag Kashyap's Bombay Velvet? Why do they get to retain the name and Mihir Joshi doesn't?
Twitterati certainly has a very strong opinion on this episode and people are lambasting Censor board left, right and centre! Here are some of the tweets by the outraged on Twitter...
Danish Aslam: R.I.P. Bombay Duck, Bombay Dyeing, Bombay Stock Exchange, Bombay Sapphire. Thank you, #PahlajNihalani for making this a safer world.
Shruti Seth: WTF The CBFC has added the proper noun “Bombay” to the list of things it considers unsuitable for impressionable Indian minds to contemplate
Kamaal R Khan: If #Bombay word is not acceptable to censor board then hope @SunnyLeone's films will not get any certificate at all.
I concur with most of those on Twitter, the decision by the Censor Board does seem stupid. But feel free to tell me in the comments section below what you think of this controversy...
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