After Chitrangda Singh’s PETTICOAT CONTROVERSY, Now Kushan Nandy’s Babumoshai Bandookbaaz Gets 48 Cuts!

Nawazuddin Siddiqui starrer Babumoshai Bandookbaaz has got 48 cuts from the Censors and this has created a rift in the Central Board Of Film Certification

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After Chitrangda Singh’s PETTICOAT CONTROVERSY, Now Kushan Nandy’s Babumoshai Bandookbaaz Gets 48 Cuts!

Pahlaj Nihalani’s Examining Committee has demanded 48 cuts from Kushan Nandy’s Nawazuddin Siddiqui starrer Babumoshai Bandookbaaz. The film, whose trailer grabbed headlines thanks to its high quotient of sex and violence, is having a tough time with the censors and the film’s director Kushan Nandy is obviously miffed by it.

While the filmmaker has decided to approach the The Film Certification Tribunal (FCAT), a storm is brewing in the offices of CBFC.

nawazuddin siddiqui and bidita bag in babumoshai bandookbaaz
Nawazuddin Siddiqui And Bidita Bag In Babumoshai Bandookbaaz

Turns out, Ashoke Pandit, a senior CBFC member who has been vocal about his disapproval of censor chief Pahlaj Nihalani, is mobilising a group against him.

Pandit will support the makers of Babumoshai Bandookbaaz who along with the Indian Film & Television Directors' Association (IFTDA) will hold a press conference denouncing the censors’ demand of 48 cuts. Pandit, who too is a filmmaker, is a member of the organisation. This meeting will take place tomorrow at Club Millenium, Juhu.

bidita bag and nawazuddin siddiqui intimatescene in babumoshai bandookbaaz
Bidita Bag And Nawazuddin Siddiqui In Babumoshai Bandookbaaz

Clearly, the Censor Board is a house divided.

Time and again, Pandit has spoken out against Nihalani including in an exclusive interview to SpotboyE.com where he had said: “Censor Board is not Pahlaj's property. There is a problem. The entire industry will rise and approach the higher-ups.”


In 2016, the CBFC (Central Board of Film Certification) had issued a circular to filmmakers asking them to stop using cuss words in films.Pandit, had expressed disagreement with regards to this circular on Twitter

bidita bag and nawaz sex scene in babumoshai bandookbaaz
Bidita Bag And Nawazuddin Siddiqui In Babumoshai Bandookbaaz

And not too long ago, Chitrangda Singh had left Babumoshai Bandookbaaz film in a huff after she was asked to do a rather graphic sex scene. She had flown to Mumbai and spoken to SpotboyE.com about her agony.

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Chitrangda Singh Left  Babumoshai Bandookbaaz  After She Was Asked To Do An Explicit Sex Scene


Chitrangda had told us: “We finished the shot and Kushan said that he didn't like it. He wanted me to lie on top of Nawaz. Now let me tell you that I was wearing a petticoat for that scene.I turned around to tell Kushan about my predicament. I told him: 'Ho toh gaya. Kyun kar raha hai aise? Please try to understand that I am wearing a petticoat. But, he was in no mood to listen and we ended up having a big, loud argument.”

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Filmmaker Ashoke Pandit And Pahlaj Nihalani

When we asked Ashoke Pandit about his decision, he quipped, “I am a filmmaker first. Pahlaj is misusing his power and the dignity of the chair is being compromised. He has slaughtered good films like Udta Punjab and Lipstick Under My Burkha. I hate such diktats.”

Pahlaj Nihalani remained unavailable for comment.


Image Source: youtube/saregamamusic, picsday, twitter/ashokepandit, tollywood & facebook/BabumoshaiBandookbaaz

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