Just a couple of times just before its launch Rest room – Ek Prem Katha is embroiled in a caste controversy. A character in the film was read declaring, “I am a Brahmin. But I try to eat eggs.”
Though originally the Central Board Of Film Certification let the line go thinking it is extra an person comment than a comment on any caste or community, it was shortly brought to light that the seemingly relaxed line secretes a caste bias.
“We’ve asked the makers of Rest room – Ek Prem Katha to eliminate the caste reference. The word ‘Brahmin’ is not allowed specially when found to be talking on behalf of the community. The line propagates the fantasy that Brahamins are demanding vegetarians. We are unable to enable sweeping generalizations on any caste or community,” states a source from the CBFC.
The line referring to a Brahmin who eats eggs would have to be eliminated. “The caste method has been abolished in India. If right now J P Dutta would like to make Kshatriya or the late Vijay Anand were to make Rajput the titles would not be allowed,” states a CBFC source, adding that way back in 2008 a reference to a lohar (ironsmith) experienced to be eliminated from a tune and dance featuring Madhuri Dixit in Aaja Nachle.
The censor board has asked the makers of Bombay Velvet to eliminate the word ‘dhobi’ from a tune in the film.
According to rules all references to users of any precise caste or community is strictly prohibited through censorial rules. “Aamir Khan’s Dhobi Ghat experienced to get a clearance from the dhobi community just before it could be known as that,” states a source from the censor board.