Vishal Bhardwaj‘s MATRU KI BIJLEE KA MANDOLA (MKBKM) will not have quite a few well-performed scenes by its lead actors and though the others, Pankaj Kapur and Imran Khan, are quite reconciled to this, Anushka Sharma is not. She felt very bad about it when the film’s director revealed it in a pre-release press conference. She had really worked hard on the scene that will not be in the film. However, she feels MKBKM is a very important film of her career since she has not done a role like this in the past and her dream to work with Vishal ‘Sir’ has been finally fulfilled.
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The missing scenes have nothing to do with the requirements of the Censor Board. According to the director they had to go since they did not fit well with the over-all flow of the film though they were close to his heart. However, the deleted scenes seem to have quite a bit of bawdy humor and use of certain words that might have got the back of the Censor Board members up. The film has received ‘U/A’ certificate from the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC).
(Rajesh Kumar Singh is Editorial Consultant for Festivals and Markets for BollywoodTrade.com. He is a filmmaker, critic and market analyst)