Bollywood has been making it to the news not because of its content but because of the censorship of content in the films. Whether regional cinema or Bollywood, all have faced the sanskari wrath of censor board over the last few years. But it looks like Indian cinema isn't the only ones facing the ax. Hollywood is following in the footsteps of CBFC after a kissing scene from Tom Cruise’s upcoming release ‘American Made’ was asked to be cut short, saying it is too lengthy.
The Tom Cruise and Sarah Wright starrer have a blazing kissing scene in the cockpit of an airplane. The duration of the scene has got the censor board uncomfortable and has been ordered to be snipped saying, “it’s not right to kiss someone in the cockpit for such a long duration.” Now the scene has since been cut to half.
In Bollywood, the Central Board Of Film Certification, being called the sanskari board, has maintained their prudish ways. Recently released Blade Runner 2019’s nude scene was sliced ahead of its release. XXX: The Return Of The Xander Cage was subject to the same fate too. However, removal of scenes is an issue that has been faced by many filmmakers in the past. Though many film personalities, including actors, directors, and producers, have raised concerns and shared their thoughts on rating movies as per content without any cuts. They have advised the board to pass a film after awarding an appropriate certificate, which will maintain the creative fervor of the film.
While the love-hate relationship between the censor board and Indian cinema is a norm we’re getting used to, Hollywood following the same suit has raised many eyebrows