Kartik Aaryan and Sara Ali Khan’s soon-to-release Love Aaj Kal has been granted a U/A certificate by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC). However, the makers have apparently paid a heavy price for it.
As per the censored list, the kissing scene, in the very beginning of the film, has been reduced to a flash and the lovemaking sequence has also been modified. The board has even asked the makers to blur the visuals of cleavage that is shown after the lovemaking scene.
The report adds that in another scene, the Board objected to shots of the lead actors undressing themselves and thus, asked the makers to do away with them. Besides that, audio censoring has also been done. A sexually abusive word was asked to be replaced with a less objectionable term, ‘a**.’ While the ‘f’ words have been muted wherever they are heard, a Hindi abuse ‘Haraamzaadon’ has been replaced with ‘Saale besharmon.’
Love Aaj Kal is the second instalment of the 2009 film, that starred Saif Ali Khan and Deepika Padukone in lead roles. The current film also focuses on two love stories – one between Kartik and Sara, set in 2020, and the other set in 1990, between Kartik and newcomer Arushi Sharma. The film is scheduled to release on February 14.