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The Hollywood actor’s stripping scene in a clip from the upcoming sequel of his franchise has been passed by the CBFC without cuts.
Avinash Lohana (MUMBAI MIRROR; March 10, 2017)
In 2015, the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) had demanded that two kisses in the James Bond film Spectre “be cut down by half”, while films like Gregory Jacobs’s Magic Mike XXL, Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan’s erotic drama Fifty Shades of Grey and its sequel Fifty Shades Darker, which had a 2017 February opening, were not permitted to release in India.
But now, in a surprise move, the censors have gone easy on the Deadpool sequel and passed a shot of Ryan Reynolds stripping in a phone booth in which you can clearly see his naked butt. The clip, certified ‘A’, has been attached to the Hugh Jackman-starrer Logan in the theatres from today.
Confirming the news, the spokesperson of Fox Star Studios told Mirror, “We are excited that the Deadpool 2 clip will be out from today with Logan and played the way it was intended to — without any cuts.”
While speaking to Mirror (February 4, 2016) at the time of the Deadpool’s release last year, Ryan had wondered how his upcoming film which was liberally sprinkled with expletives, would be screened in India.
“You always prefer to have your movie shown in its original form, but I guess its better that audiences get to watch it in an altered version than not watch at all,” he had reasoned.
Mirror has learnt that the studio muted out the word ‘mother***er’ which can be clearly heard in the clip that is available online, before it was submitted to the Indian censors. However, other four-letter words in the clip have been allowed to go unchallenged by the CBFC.