Hamari Adhuri Kahani, the saga of an abused wife who breaks away from her oppressive marriage to find love with another man, has been cleared by the censor board well ahead of release for all ages with a ‘U’ certificate, and that too without cuts.
Significantly, the film deals with the sensitive issue of domestic violence. And CBFC guidelines clearly state that violence against women-not even a slap-would be allowed.
Says the CBFC’s chairperson Pahlaj Nihalani, “We’ve repeatedly stressed that every film would be evaluated and certified individually and according to individual content. Agreed that violence against women is not allowed. But if the theme is dealt with sensitively we are not rigidly opposed to any mirror-image of a social reality.”
Interestingly Hamari Adhuri Kahani missed 3 previous dates with the censor board before finally submitting the film.