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Prasoon restores 12 cuts in Hollywood horror film, IT

THE ASIAN AGE. | SUBHASH K JHA
Published : Sep 1, 2017, 12:15 am IST
Updated : Sep 1, 2017, 12:15 am IST

In a historic decision, all the 12 cuts — including some profanities — were restored.

Prasoon Joshi
 Prasoon Joshi

It would seem that gore and profanity are no longer taboo with the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC). On Tuesday, the CBFC’s new chairperson, Prasoon Joshi, shocked many and surprised some when he upturned the Examining Committee’s (EC) decision to come down heavily on Andres Muschietti’s adaptation of Stephen King’s IT.

In a historic decision, all the 12 cuts — including some profanities — were restored, and IT has been given an all clear, with an ‘A’ certificate and sans cuts.

Says a source, “The EC had cut out visuals of horror and many profanities, including words like ‘f**k’, ‘p***y’, and ‘c**ks’. Most shocking of all, ‘motherf**ker, which is strictly forbidden, as it profanes the mother, has also been restored.”

Apparently, the abuse has never been allowed in any Hollywood movie before.

The source says that the board has ‘clear’ instructions. “Certify all movies with no cuts, and for suitable ages. If a film gets an ‘A’ certificate, there will be no visual or verbal cuts,” the source explains.

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