Saturday, August 9, 2014

CBFS Sharpens Scissors For Hollywood Movies Too!

‘Better late than never’ goes the English phrase. Akin to the phrase the Indian Censor Board, which till know censored Hollywood movies with lenience and gave liberty related to sex content and kiss will now be censoring Hollywood movies too with the same benchmark that it applies for Bollywood movies. 

According to reports the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has raised eye brows over the tantalizing and provoking tongue-to-tongue kiss in Lasse Hallstrom's 'THE HUNDRED FOOT JOURNEY', starring Om Puri, Helen Mirrren, Manish Dayal and Charlotte Le Bon. 

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The scene in question is a hot and seductive French kiss between Manish Dayal, (seen as Om Puri's onscreen son Hassan Kadam), and his French girlfriend played by Charlotte Le Bon that has become the sore eye of the CBFC. 

According to the reports the CBFC have chopped the scene from the movie as Reliance Entertainment, the co-producers of 'THE HUNDRED FOOT JOURNEY' was displeased by the 'UA' certificate. Briefing the media, a source from Reliance Entertainment said, “its true CBFC had given us the option to retain the scene with UA certificate but we decided to opt for U certificate as it allows a much wider spectrum of audience to watch the film.” 

Briefing the media the spokesperson from CBFC admitted that it is an attempt to curb allegations of differences in the certification of Indian and international films. 

The spokesperson said, “Gone are the guidelines when the Indian Censor Board gave Holywood movies liberation in case of kissing and intimate scene claiming westerners are more comfortable with indulging in and watch smooching. However ever since Bollywood producer began pointing accusing fingers at us regarding kissing scenes in Bollywood, we have been compelled to be stricter on Hollywood movies too.”

Mahesh Babu - The Undisputed Baadshah Of Tollywood!

If you thought Bollywood actor Salman Khan is the only hunk that makes the filmmakers and the ladies alike go crazy than think again because down South there is another actor who commands a similar authority both at the box office and over the hearts of the ladies. Well you have guessed him right he is none other but the Superstar of South Film Industry, Mahesh Babu, appropriately termed as Prince Mahesh Babu.

August 9, marks the birthday of the dynamic actor; Raaga.Com wishes him birthday greetings and reveals why Mahesh Babu is called the Badshah of Tollywood

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Though it is true that Mahesh Babu won the title of ‘Prince Mahesh’, with his debut movie Raja Kumarudu (The Prince) because it broke all box office records and fetched him the prestigious Nandi Award for Best Male Debutant but the prime reason why Mahesh is termed as Badshah of Tollywood (King of Tollywood) is that besides giving several box office hits, he is the only the only South Indian actor, who endorses at least a dozen brands - across the spectrum, from mobile phones to FMCGs.

In 2007, Mahesh Babu signed a five-year endorsement deal with the Cola Company, Thums Up to replace Chiranjeevi as its brand ambassador in Andhra Pradesh and what’s more in 2012, he replaced Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar as the national brand ambassador for Thums Up.! 

In addition in the 2012 he acquired 1st position in the prestigious ‘Times 50 Most Desirable Men in India’ out beating Bollywood stars like Hrithik Roshan, Salman Khan and Shahrukh Khan.

Such is the clamour for Mahesh Babu that from Kangana Ranaut to Sonam Kapoor every actress both in Bollywood and Tollywood is dying to work with the mega star. His popularity among movie buff is such that every Tollywood director is ready to vouch out a signing amount that runs into eight digits figure!!! 

To add cherry to the cake Mahesh Babu is also the Baadshah of overseas market and has a massive fan following the US. His 2013 hit 1 Nenokkadine, become the fourth highest grosser ever in US!