Just two days before Gully Boy’s release, CBFC decided to make to make a quick change in the movie, much to the surprise of many. Bollywood Hungama reports that the Zoya Akhtar movie which has Alia Bhatt and Ranveer Singh lip-locking for 13-seconds-long have been cut short, because, it was ultimately considered to be too long.
According to the reports, the movie about an aspiring rapper in the Mumbai slums which was given a U/A certificate on February 8 has also undergone some changes in word replacement, meaning replacing the cuss words in Gully Boy with milder terms. Even the mention of an alcohol brand has been removed according to the reports. This unnecessary censoring by the CBFC has resulted in a lot of trolling on social media, most prominently, the term "sanskari" attached to it.
Gully Boy which had its world premiere recently at Berlin International Film Festival got a rave of positive reviews and feedbacks from the viewers at the festival. Talking about the overwhelming acceptance from the public, Akhtar hopes that her movie lives up to the hype. Sharing her crazy experience, the Gully Boy director told PTI, "It was a crazy experience. It was an 1,800-seater and the screen must have been 70-80 feet. I have never seen my film projected on such a large screen. From the beginning, they were clapping at entries, whistling through songs, gasping at things that upset them and completely silent in the serious moments. It was a very emotional moment and complete joy,".
Gully Boy hits the big screen this Valentine’s Day.