Statutory warning to be added to Saif Ali Khan’s Rangoon due to smoking scenes

The makers of Saif Ali Khan-Shahid Kapoor-Kangana Ranaut-starrer Rangoon have been asked by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) aka the Censor Board, to add a statutory warning in certain scenes.

‘Was fashionable then’
From what we’ve learnt, characters are shown smoking and indulging in substance abuse throughout the film. Adds a Censor source, “Since the film is set in the 1940s when it was considered fashionable to smoke, the characters are shown smoking constantly. In such cases, it’s better to keep the statutory scroll on throughout the film. But we leave it to the film’s makers to decide what they want to do.”

Smoking not encouraged
Adds Censor chief Pahlaj Nihalani, “We’ve asked all such scenes to be deleted. Drug abuse and smoking are not things we encourage in our films. Smoking may have been fashionable in the past. But now, it is as unacceptable as eve-teasing and stalking. To see glamorous characters getting high on drugs is not CBFC’s idea of an evening of fun at the movies.

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