Metrolife: Dear censors, women swear too

Last Updated 31 May 2018, 18:45 IST

Veere Di Wedding,’ starring Kareena Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor, Swara Bhasker and Shikha Talsania, was given an ‘A’ certificate because of cuss words by the film’s leading ladies.

It is a movie about four friends who reunite after 10 years just to realise that the meaning of life, love and friendship has changed from what they had expected.

If reports are to be believed, censor board members were against actresses using swear words.

Though Rhea Kapoor, co-producer of the film, has denied these reports, the movie is now banned in Pakistan over the “use of vulgar language.”

The debate is over why ‘Veere Di Wedding’ should go through this turbulence while male actors swear their way into the Rs 100 crore club?

Metrolife looks back at few movies where leading ladies have let loose to profanities on screen.

Jab We Met

(Kareena Kapoor)

The bubbly character of Kareena Kapoor Khan in ‘Jab We Met’ is something many women can relate to. The scene where she abuses her ex-boyfriend over a call was a big hit and earned applause. The Censor Board beeped most of the dialogue.

Gangs of Wasseypur

(Richa Chadda)

The Anurag Kashyap directorial featuring actors like Manoj Bajpayee, Huma Qureshi, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Richa Chadda is considered as a cult film. Richa Chadda was seen hurling swear words and abusive dialogues in the film, which became a hot topic of discussion then.


(Richa Chadda)

Richa Chadda was next seen in Mrigdeep Singh Lamba project, Fukrey. The actor who played the role of a lady goon was seen using dialogues that were profane and raw. Richa, known to choose roles that are unconventional and challenging, was critically acclaimed for her performance in this film.

Tanu Weds Manu

(Kangana Ranaut)

Tanuja Trivedi (Kangana Ranaut) is seen swearing and using abusive language in Anand L Rai’s hit movie Tanu Weds Manu. The rebellious nature of her character was brought out by her drinking, smoking and of course, swearing occasionally. The audience loved it anyway.

No One Killed Jessica

(Rani Mukherji)

This 2011 biographical thriller was loved by the audience. But what they loved more was the performance of Rani Mukerji. The brave, outspoken character of Meera Gaity didn’t shy away from using cuss words. Her strong persona onscreen and the abusive language complemented perfectly. It only looked like an extension of her character. She was awarded best supporting actress.

(Published 31 May 2018, 13:38 IST)

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