Priyanka Chopra is all geared up for her upcoming Hollywood debut movie Baywatch to release. While the movie is scheduled to release on May 25, 2017, in the US, the movie is slated to release on June 2, 2017, in India.
A lot of hoo-hahs was made over the bikini scenes in India and finally, the movie was cleared on Friday afternoon with an A certificate with four verbal and one visual cuts, according to a leading daily. All the bikini scenes will be kept intact.
Pahlaj Nihalani, CBFC (Central Board of Film Certification) chairperson said to the daily, “There was no rationale to cut the bikini images. For one, the series ran on satellite television in India for years and contained lengthy shots of women in bikinis. Secondly, Indian filmmakers really need to stop making such a big issue about bikinis. Go to Goa or Mauritius. The beaches are carpeted with women in bikinis. What is the big deal about such shots?”
He added, “Baywatch is crammed with cuss words and filthy language. We deleted portions where we thought the smutty language was unnecessary. But we’ve allowed the bad language in several dialogues because we felt cutting them took away from the flavour and intention of the words. I’d like to stress that we’ve given an ‘A’ certificate, not just for the bikinis, but for the strong language as well.”
Baywatch is directed by Seth Gordon and stars Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, Zac Efron, Alexandra Daddario, Kelly Rohrbach and Jon Bass.