Mumbai: The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) on Friday caused another stir in the film industry by censoring a scene from the recently released ‘Phillauri’ movie – the reason this time is ‘religious sentiments’.
Diljit Dosanjh and Anushka Sharma-starrer Phillauri has a scene where Suraj Sharma is in a bathroom and the spirit of Anushka visits him. Suraj starts reciting ‘Hanuman Chalisa’ to get rid of the spirit but it proves ineffective and the ghost stays there despite of the holy verses.
CBFC has said that this scene can clearly hurt the sentiments of Hindus who religiously consider ‘Hanuman Chalisa’ as a potent remedy to get rid of ghosts and paranormal entities.
Hence, the board has asked the film authorities to remove the Hanuman Chalisa scene. After doing the necessary alterations, Sooraj Sharma will be now seen reciting some inaudible verses.
Also, on one snake scene in the film, the censor board has further asked ‘Phillauri’ makers to run a scroll through the scene saying no animals were harmed during the filming.
The CBFC has also asked the makers of Phillauri to add a disclaimer at the beginning announcing that they do not subscribe to any of the superstitions shown in the film nor do they believe in ghosts