Shatrughan Sinha defends CBFC Chief Pahlaj Nihalani’s stand on ‘Cuss Words’

While the film industry has united against Pahlaj Nihalani, Chairperson of Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) for his hardened stand against ‘Cuss Words’ and ‘Vulgarity’ in film, Shatrughan Sinha, eminent Bollywood actor and BJP leader has supported Pahlaj Nihalani stating that there is absolute no use of ‘Cuss Words’ and ‘Vulgarity’ for depicting evil. 

Briefing media Shatrughan Sinha, said, “I can’t understand why we need to have gaalis (Expletive words) for the villain to get taalis (claps).”

Rebuffing abusive language in films he categorically stated, “I began my career as a villain and ruled as the top notch villain for over a decade but I never used ‘Cuss Words’ to generate popularity.”

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“I had made it clear to my filmmakers Bura banunga lekin bura nahin bolunga ( I will play a bad man but will never deliver foul language. In addition I had cautioned my directors Auraton ko kabhi zaleel nahin karunga (I will never portray any action that demean the women),” he informed. 

Going down memory lane he recollected, “After I did a rape scene in the film PARAS, I was deeply mortified and from that day I took a conscious decision to never indulge in a rape scene again. Hence for the movie BABUL KI GALIYAN, when my filmmaker insisted on a rape scene that I had do with Hemaji ( Hema Malani) I declined firmly.” 

Shatrughan Sinha believes that filmmakers who are making a hue and cry over the use of expletives to portray evil do not really understand the meaning of cinema. He says, “Prominent villains like Pran Saab, Danny Denzongpa and I have never indulged in foul language because portrayal of wickedness requires facial expression and body language. It has nothing to do with foul-tongue. Gaalis are only short cuts to create shock effects.”