Alia Bhatt refuses to rest

The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has become overcautious about certifying films. Keeping this in mind, the censor board has asked makers of ‘Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania’ to delete a smooching sequence between lead pair Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan.

Mid-Day reports that a source from Karan Johar’s team questioned the censor board for removing the scene in question. It said, “Karan Johar’s team argued that in the recent past, several films featuring smooching scenes including his latest film, ‘2 States’ have attracted no such instructions. But the board was not okay with the close up shots of the kissing scene between the actors. They have, however, allowed a long shot.”

Apurva Mehta, CEO of Dharma Productions, confirmed the news. He said, “Yes, the censor board has asked us to delete the kissing scene and we have done the needful respecting its concerns.”

‘Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania’ releases on Friday 11th July.