Know Why CBFC Removes The ‘Overflowing Toilet’ Scene From Ranbir Kapoor’s Sanju
We just can’t wait for the most-awaited movie of the year, Sanju. The biopic has Ranbir Kapoor essaying the role of Bollywood controversial actor Sanjay Dutt and will portray his various stages of life. But one of the scenes from the movie has landed it in trouble- Overflowing Toilet scene. As shown in the trailer, this is one of the most impactful scenes in the movie was when the titular character is locked up in a cell and the toilet starts overflowing.
And now CBFC has asked the makers to remove the scene from the movie for “aesthetic reasons”. We heard that the scene wasn’t adding value to the narrative besides displaying the helpless situation of the protagonist. It was a judgment call taken from an artistic point of view which the filmmakers agreed to. Moreover, the incident happened with Sanjay Dutt in 1993 during monsoon.
It might have something to do with the complaint filed against the said scene earlier. Activist Prithvi Maske had written to authorities earlier condemning the scene and calling it out for propagating a wrong idea about the condition of prisoners. He is happy with the cut. “I was in touch with the CBFC and they assured me that my objection would be taken up with the makers of Sanju and addressed. The reason why the scene was cut is confidential information and will be given to me in a response, officially signed by CBFC chairperson Prasoon Joshi,” Prithvi said.
Apart from Ranbir Kapoor, Sanju also stars Paresh Rawal, Anushka Sharma, Sonam Kapoor, Dia Mirza, Karishma Tanna, Vicky Kaushal and Jim Sarbh amongst others.
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