Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has raised issues against Rangoon for the scenes depicting characters indulged in smoking and other intoxication.
The board has asked the makers to chop off or add statutory warning on such scenes.
According to Pahlaj Nihalani – the Censor chief, ‘it was a fashion during world war 2 but now it is considered a sin’.
We’ve asked all such scenes to be deleted. Drug abuse and smoking are not things we encourage in our films. Smoking may have been fashionable in the past. But now, it is as unacceptable as eve-teasing and stalking. To see glamorous characters getting high on drugs is not CBFC’s idea of an evening of fun at the movies.
A Censor source further adds,
Since the film is set in the 1940s when it was considered fashionable to smoke, the characters are shown smoking constantly. In such cases, it’s better to keep the statutory scroll on throughout the film. But we leave it to the film’s makers to decide what they want to do.