WTF : The dreaded “Lesbian” bit in Dum Laga Ke Haisha

Posted: March 2, 2015 by moifightclub in bollywood, WTF, Xclusive
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Indian Express recently did a feature on the new Censor Board. They interviewed all the Board members on films, violence & sex in films and other such related stuff. It’s difficult to imagine from which stone age  they picked up these fossils who will now censor and certify the films. Except Dr Chandra Prakash Dwivedi, everyone’s IQ seems to be the same. Click here to read the feature.

Today the news is out that the Censor Board had asked the makers of Dum Laga Ke Haisha to mute the word “lesbian”. Ghanta, haramipana, haram ke pille and haramkhor words have also been replaced (see the image).


Well, nothing surprising there. But “lesbian”? What’s wrong with the word? or in what context is it wrong? We called up one of the Board members who was against it and we got to know the exact scene.

When the female lawyer is consoling Sandhya at the court and touches her face lovingly, her younger brother says – ‘Mummy…didi lesbian toh na hoti jaari..‘ Mummy says ‘Ye kya hota hai?‘ and then the brother says ‘Bade shehron ki bimaari hai..


Aing! The “L” word. What’s so scary there? Since it was shot in such a way that the makers could not mute the word, so they had to remove the entire dialogue.

Will someone please enlighten us what was so wrong with “lesbian” or its context in the scene?

  1. Clem says:

    The Censor Board is killing creativity and freedom of speech in India…they are still living in the 19th century and they want to control what is good for viewers, that’s pathetic !

  2. massiveLesbian says:

    You should have named that bloody board member. Or did the idiot want to be anon?

  3. My countrymen have gone mad. Total nuts.
    F*** you Sangh. F*** you CBFC F*** you BJP and all its sympathizers. You are turning this country into a nightmare.

  4. Adhiraj Bose says:

    “It’s difficult to imagine from which stone age they picked up these fossils who will now censor and certify the films.”

    Precisely my reaction when I read the Indian Express feature. Each answer kept getting more and more devastating, annoying and cringe-worthy.

    It’s a sad time our cinema is facing, with the average age of the people given responsibility of censoring (which they happily mistake for ‘banning’ oftentimes) of films is 55 years or more, and the average IQ is even worse. I hope we get past this phase soon.

  5. Nima Das says:

    Talibanization of India thats whats happening!

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