When you can’t say @#%*
How the first year of a tough censor regime under Pahlaj Nihalani is pushing film writers to change their language and thought
In October, writer-director Kanu Behl appeared in a sketch video by comedy collective The Viral Fever (TVF). Censor Qtiyapa shows Behl bringing his first film to a “Pre-censor Board", where directors such as Hansal Mehta and Vasan Bala tell him that all this cussing and extramarital sex just won’t fly. We love your film, they say. Just clean it up.