‘Hate Story’ gets all-clear by Censor Board

Raj Baddhan

Senior Editor


The latest release ��Hate Story�۪ (2012) by Vikram Bhatt has been cleared��by the Censor Board of Film Certification, without any dialogue cuts. The promos of the film definitely gave audiences a ��shock�۪, what with posters showing leading lady, Paoli Dam�۪s, bare-back as��well as a��teaser trailer of the film that expresses constant profanity.

The Hindustan Times reported that the CBOFC gave the film an ��A�۪ (restricted to adults) certification. Director Vivek Agnihotri explained, ���That�۪s what we were afraid of, given that some of what Paoli says is pretty explosive. But not a single line or even a word was beeped out�۝.

He went onto��divulge how the Board left the editing of the film’s sensitive scenes up to the film-makers, ���Even the female members of the board agreed that it needed to be seen the way it had been conceived and written… After the screening, I was told to dilute five lovemaking scenes by reducing the length of the footage. What really impressed me was that the censors left it to our creative judgment to tone down the content keeping Indian sensibilities in mind. That kind of trust is a positive sign for filmmakers.�۝

Alongside Paoli Dam, ‘Hate Story’ also stars Gulshan Devaiya and Nikhil Dwivedi.