Bipasha Basu will finally get to abuse in Sanjay Gupta’s Pankh, as the censor board has okayed director Sudipto Chattopadhyay’s demand to use the ‘F’ word without any beeps or deletion.
Pankh has been in a battle with the censors since the past 6 months, starting with the film’s content, abusive language and nude scenes. Starring newcomer Maradonna Rebello, Bipasha Basu and Lilette Dubey, the film is reportedly based on the case of child actor Ahsaas Channa, who's apparently a girl passed off as a boy in movies like Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna and Vaastu Shastra.
Earlier the censor board had created a hue and cry about Maradonna’s nude scene in the film, in which he was supposed to bare his butt in the climax. Mardonna had told StarBoxOffice earlier, “The scene is crucial to the climax of the film; it’s not vulgar and has been handled very tastefully. While I did have my apprehensions before doing the scene, Sudipto has portrayed it so well, that I’m sure the audience will connect to the emotions portrayed by my character in the film.”
While the censor board was on a scene chopping spree and even gave the film an A certificate, Sudipto was hell bent on having the word F*** used twice in the film without beeps or deletion. He explained to the press saying, 'Bipasha plays protagonist Maradona’s alter ego. She fights as well as supports him throughout the film. She says f*** during one of the scenes where they are at loggerheads. She tells Maradona, ‘You are f***** up in the head, that’s why you want to f*** me.’
The censor board has finally relented and has allowed the words to be used, Sudipto is naturally ecstatic and this will be the first time a Bollywood actress will say the F word on screen without any beeps or deletion.
If you think about it, isn’t the industry going through its series of firsts, well better late than never!