The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has allowed the use of the phrase ‘Ghapa Ghap’ in the 2018 blockbuster Sanju, starring Ranbir Kapoor. However, the CBFC has censored the same phrase from an upcoming film, Jogira Sara Ra Ra, starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Neha Sharma. The film has been passed with a U/A certificate and seven cuts, including the removal of the phrase ‘Ghapa Ghap.’
According to the cut list issued by the CBFC, other objectionable phrases were also censored, and anti-smoking tickers were inserted in smoking scenes. The makers of Jogira Sara Ra Ra had planned to release the film on May 12 but later postponed it to May 26, citing multiple releases. However, they began the censor process so that they could get the certificate before May 12.
nterestingly, the censorship of certain dialogues and scenes in Jogira Sara Ra Ra has sparked controversy, with many questioning the CBFC’s double standards. The use of such phrases in Bollywood films has been a topic of debate for a long time, with some arguing that they promote misogyny and vulgarity, while others see them as part of the language and culture of contemporary Hindi cinema.
The controversy surrounding the censorship of Jogira Sara Ra Ra has raised questions about the need for more transparency and consistency in the CBFC’s decision-making process. It remains to be seen how the audience will react to the film’s release and whether the censorship will have any impact on its box office performance.