Seems like, the Censor Board has commenced rigorous checking before approving any movie with ample recent controversies going on in the Bollywood Industry.
The recent example being the one seen in the case of the Aayushyaman Khurana starrer recent flick Dum Laga Ke Haisha which released last Friday, in which, it isn’t just the word ‘lesbian’ that the Censor Board has done a hatchet job on. Four Hindi cuss words have also been ordered replaced with Board-approved language.
The replacements, deemed less offensive than the original words by the Censor Board, are these – ‘thenga’, ‘chhichoripana’, ‘galli ke pille’ and‘kathor’.
The Board also demanded that ‘lesbian’ be muted, not just replaced but dropped altogether. Board member Ashoke Pandit said on Twitter that he had not been part of the decision to blank out ‘lesbian’ and described it as ‘shameful’:
Came to know through news papers & If it's true then muting"Lesbian"in a film is shameful.I condemn it.#freedomofexpression
— Ashoke Pandit (@ashokepandit) March 3, 2015