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Bank Chor, Pun Intended Like DK Bose, Gets Clearance From Censors After Correction

Bank Chor will release on Friday. The pronunciation of the title, which sounded like a cuss word, has been modified at the behest of the Censor Board

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Bank Chor, Pun Intended Like DK Bose, Gets Clearance From Censors After Correction
Uncertainty prevailed in trade circles all of today, as to whether Riteish Deshmukh starrer Bank Chor would be cleared by the Censors or not.

Reason- Censors and several observers of its promo had felt that the title Bank Chor was a vulgar pun, eluding to a very sexist cuss word.

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Bank Chor Movie Poster

Cut to comparisons drawn by certain members of the Censor Board about a similar ploy used by the song DK Bose in Aamir Khan’s Delhi Belly, which incidentally became a big controversy and one of the highlights of the unconventional film which hit box-office success.

When contacted, Censor Chief Pahlaj Nihalani said: We had asked for the pronunciation of the word Bank Chor to be changed so that it does not sound objectionable. We heard it in the promo and we thought it was not clear.”

Added Nihalani, “Only after the change was made, we gave the film a U/A certificate.”

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Ritesh Deshmukh With Grand Masti Co-Star Vivek Oberoi

Incidentally, Riteish Deshmukh, who had vowed to stay away from sex franchises after Kya Kool Hai Hum and Grand Masti, has once again found himself in the middle of a sexist controversy.

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Kyaa Kool Hain Hum Movie Poster

Let’s see what Bank Chor eventually sounds like when it hits theatres on June 16.



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