The upcoming movie Pathaan, starring Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone, has received recommendations from the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), according to chairperson Prasoon Joshi. These recommendations include making changes to the film’s songs and submitting a revised version for certification. Deepika’s appearance in the song “Besharam Rang” while wearing a saffron-colored bathing costume caused criticism for the movie.
According to the statement, “The picture just arrived to the CBFC examination committee for certification and through the necessary and rigorous examination process as per the board’s criteria.” Pathaan, directed by Siddharth Anand, is slated for premiere in Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu theatres in January 2023.
Because of Deepika Padukone’s orange bikini, Besharam Rang courted controversy. According to CBFC rules, Pathaan had a thorough examination, according to CBFC chairperson Prasoon Joshi. The committee has instructed the film’s creators to make the suggested modifications, including those to the songs, and submit the new cut before it is shown in theatres.
According to Joshi, “CBFC is always dedicated to striking the correct balance between artistic expression and audience sensibility and believes that we can always find solutions through meaningful communication amongst all parties. While the procedure is being properly followed and put into practise, I must once again emphasise how beautiful, intricate, and subtle our culture and faith are. And we need to be careful that it is not reduced to trivial matters that divert attention from the real and the truth. Additionally, as I previously stated, it is crucial to preserve the relationship of trust between creators and their audience, and creators should continue to strive to do so.
On December 12, the song Besharam Rang from the movie became live online, and it quickly gained popularity. While many people enjoyed the upbeat music, some considered the song offensive due to the saffron and green outfits.
People burned Deepika and Shah Rukh effigies during a protest in Indore. In a media interview, Madhya Pradesh minister Narottam Mishra expressed his displeasure with the song’s use of saffron-colored costumes. He claimed that the song featured some offensive settings and attire. He further stated that Pathaan might be outlawed in Madhya Pradesh if they are not replaced. “At first impression, the song’s costumes are offensive. The song from the movie Pathaan was obviously shot with a nasty mindset, he had said.
Shah Rukh Khan is back on the big screen with Pathaan, his first film in nearly four years.