Revealed!!! CBFC Chief Prasoon Joshi Reacts On Ford v Ferrari Controversy

Imran Asif Fazal |Nov 22, 2019

CBFC refuted allegations that filmmakers were asked to blur any scenes in "Ford v Ferrari"

Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has always been controversial regarding their approach to censorship in Bollywood films. But this time, Hollywood film Ford v Ferrari starring Christian Bale and Matt Damon faced the heat after the filmmakers were allegedly told to blur the scene while the character consumes alcohol. Farhan Akhtar had called out CBFC about the entire scenario from his official Twitter account. Now CBFC Chief Prasoon Joshi opened up about the entire controversy. Ford v Ferrari, the film hit the Indian screens on November 15, 2019, and revolves around the feud between Henry Ford II and Enzo Ferrari as they both competed to win Le Mans World Championship in France in 1966.

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Farhan Akhtar had written, "The day is not far when they’ll just have the script read out in theatres. Why the Indian adult is treated like a delinquent who can’t think for him/herself or tell right from wrong is beyond me!!" The tweet went viral and became a hot topic among the filmmakers. Netizens brutally trolled CBFC for asking Hollywood filmmakers to blur the scenes.

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The writer-lyricist, in his statement, mentioned that CBFC never asked the makers of Ford v Ferrari to blur any shots. He further said that such false news disappointed him and added that the blurring was done by the makers at the source itself without having any connection with CBFC's decision.

In a statement issued by Prasoon Joshi, said,"This is to clarify once and for all that CBFC never asked the makers of 'Ford v Ferrari' to blur any shots in the film. I am disappointed with those who propagated false news that CBFC has asked for blurring shots in Ford v Ferrari. The blurring was done voluntarily by the makers and has nothing to do with CBFC," Prasoon told. Furthermore, he continued to inform that not blurring scenes but CBFC did request the makers to 'mute or replace' four expletives as well as an addition of an anti-tobacco disclaimer.

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