‘Naam Shabana’ cleared by CBFC with a UA certificate, gets 3 cuts

Actress Taapsee Pannu will be seen kicking some serious a*s in her next, ‘Naam Shabana’, which is touted to be the prequel to ‘Baby‘ which featured Akshay Kumar in the lead role and had Taapsee in a special appearance. The actress’ performance in the film had garnered huge acclaim.

The movie is slated to hit the screens on the March 31, 2017 and reports have it that it has now been passed by the Central Board Of Film Certification (CBFC) with a UA certificate and three cuts. (Also Read: It is ‘Naam Shabana’, but Akshay Kumar takes the lead the in the new trailer)

One of the cuts is of a domestic violence scene. A source from CBFC said, “Hitting a woman is not permissible under any circumstance. Today, if we had to certify films about domestic violence like Deepa Mehta’s ‘Heaven On Earth’ or Jagmohan Mundra’s ‘Provoked’, it would be impossible.”

There were two more cuts. “A shot showing a bottle of liquor had to go. And a Santa-Banta joke was asked to be deleted. Ridiculing any community, no matter how sporting the humour, it is not allowed,” the source claimed.

Directed by Shivam Nair, ‘Naam Shabana’ also stars Akshay Kumar, Manoj Bajpayee, Anupam Kher and Prithviraj Sukumaran in the lead roles.