Giving a go ahead to the Delhi Belly song DK Bose seems to have landed the censor board in a lot of trouble. Though producer Aamir Khan and actor Imran Khan are happy about the decision, the masses arenôt.The Information and Broadcasting Ministry and the Censor Board have been receiving letters from the angry masses demanding an ėexplanationô for having passed a song with a word that sounds obscene when played in loop. The I&B Ministry in turn has written to the censor board asking them to look into the matter.A senior member from the censor board, on request of anonymity, confirmed the same to us and said, Haan aisa hota hai. If there is a public protest against any decision taken by the board, the I&B Ministry asks the board to justify their actions.ĚSurprisingly, it was the sole decision of the CEO of the censor board, Pankaja Thakur to give the song a go ahead. No other member of the committee was present for the screening of the same, informed a source. It is enough to have just one member present for any screening,Ě the source added.The board however, was not unified on the decision. The song DK Bose should not have been passed. But what can we do? We surely cannot contest the decision taken by our seniors (read Pankaja Thakur),Ě revealed the senior member of the board.
And now, this decision has sparked off more than just controversies within the industry. A source close to the censor board informed, Parents are really angry with the song. Itôs a part of trailers that are screened in theatres along with U certified films, though Delhi Belly itself has received an A certification. Itôs also running on national television. Actually, the song did raise a few eyebrows within the censor board as well.Ě
The CEO of the censor board, Pankaja Thakur seemingly, remains impervious to such wide spread dissatisfaction. When contacted, she said, The I&B Ministry sent us a complaint that was filed on their website. And we have replied back. And yes, we have also received a few complaints from people. But thatôs okay. We even received objections to Sheila Ki Jawaani (Tees Maar Khan) and Munni Badnaam Hui (Dabangg) as well.Ě
Even the complaints from the people of India has failed to budge Pankajaôs decision. We do not certify backwards,Ě she said.Interestingly, the Assistant Regional Officer of the censor board, Amitabh Sharma was transferred to Bangalore while the song in question was still on the table. While the industry is abuzz with stories of Sharma being relocated because he had objected to the song, Pankaja denied all such charges. I am not a tyrant. Itôs just that the Bangalore office needed somebody. Who knows, Amitabh might be back in some time,Ě said Pankaja.Aamirôs spokesperson defended, DK Bose is just a name. Some people are capable of seeing abusive language in everything. It depends on how your mind works. We canôt help it.Ě