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01-06-2009, 05:08 AM #1
The F-word, fake orgasm get 'A' certificate for The President Is Coming
Producer Rohan Sippy and director Kunaal Roy Kapur are unperturbed that their upcoming release The President Is Coming has been meted with a 'A' certificate by the Censor Board. They would let the film's content stay intact rather than tone it down just so that it could find universal audience for itself. Since the film itself is aimed at urban youth, they believe that it is okay for it to bear an 'A' certificate stamp.
"There is no fun in tampering with the content of your film unnecessarily. We know the language we are talking and that's the kind which is spoken around by the urban youth. It is not meant to be malicious or coming with a wrong contention but Censors felt that it won't be appropriate for kids to hear this language on screen", says Rohan Sippy who explains that it was usage of some bad words /objectionable language in The President Is Coming due to which they had to be content with an 'A' certificate.
"There is some abusive content in the film but nothing that is wrongly placed or aimed at hurting someone. It has been retained as it in the film though", says Kunaal Roy Kapur, the debutant director.
Some of the words/phrases that were found objectionable were 'Fu%^ you', 'You bast#$d', 'what the fu%^ are you doing' etc.
"But isn't it the kind of language that we hear around us in the normal milieu", questions Rohan, "More often than not, we don't even mean the actual meaning of the words. But that's ok. As for the 'A' mark on the posters, I am only taking it positively. It should only get the youth excited since they could expect some non-veg stuff coming their way after a plethora of vegetarian dishes being served to them."
Talking about some of the jokes from the film, Rohan adds, "You tell me how we could prune out a joke where one guy asks another - 'Why do some women fake orgasms?' - to which the person applies - 'They probably think that we care, huh!'. So you know, that's the talk that we are having in the film. In any case, urban audience (at which the film is targeted) will get the jokes rather than being offended or confused."
Starring Konkona Sen in the lead, The President Is Coming is an English language film that also features Shenaz Patel with youngsters like Ira Dubey, Vivek Gomber, Satchit Puranik, Namit Das, Anand Tiwari and Shivani Tanksale. The film releases on 9th January.
01-06-2009, 02:07 PM #2
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