Pathaan, starring SRK, Deepika Padukone, and John Abraham, has been a hot topic for a long time. The film has been in the spotlight since its teaser release. Following this, the song “Besharam Rang” was launched, which also sparked a lot of controversies. The colour of Deepika Padukone’s bikini has been criticised in Pathaan. People suggested that the colour of her bikini in this song be modified or that the censor board’s cuts be used in that part. As a result, Pathaan has become the first film of the year 2023 to receive major edits from the censor board.
From demanding to replace RAW by Hamare to ordering that the seductive gestures of Deepika Padukone in Besharam Rang be removed, Shah Rukh Khan’s Pathaan suffered more than 10 cuts from the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC). A few dialogue modifications include renaming Langde Lulle to Toote Foote, Ashok Chakra to Veer Puraskar, modifying ex-KGB to ex-SBU, and substituting Shrimati Bharatmata to Hamari Bharatmata.
Furthermore, the term has been ordered to be substituted by drink, and the phrase “Black Prison, Russia” would be modified to “Black Prison.” Besides this, the term “PM” must be replaced with “President” or “Minister,” and the term “PMO” must be removed from 13 instances.
Many of Deepika’s scenes in Besharam Rang have been replaced with side poses owing to partial nudity. The seductive dance moves during the lines “Bahut Tang Kiya” in a song have been cut, and other shorts have been added in their place. However, there is no confirmation whether Deepika Padukone’s controversial orange bikini has been deleted by the censor board or not.
Finally, Pathaan has been given a UA certificate with a 2 hours 26 minutes runtime after the changes. It will be available in theatres for the audience on January 25. Apart from Shah Rukh and Deepika Padukone, John Abraham will also be seen in the lead role in this much-awaited movie.
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