Fakhru becomes Shatru in Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum
The Censor Board has cleared Ekta Kapoor’s new sex comedy with an ‘A’ certificate with 8-9 cuts. Wonder how our Shatrughan Sinha would react to this, but the dog in Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum has been rechristened Shatru instead of Fakhru, at the Censor Board’s behest. It may seem super-cool to the makers of Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum (KSKHH) to name the canine in the film Fakhruddin or Fakhru, which happens to be the name of the former president of India. The censors disagree.
KSKHH has been ordered to change the canine’s name. The film has also been asked to change some other offensive dialogues before being accorded an ‘Adult’ certificate. Says the CFBC’s Regional Officer Mumbai J.P.Singh, “They’ve changed the dog’s name from Fakhru to Shatru. Fakhru was not acceptable.”
Elaborates J P Singh, “We cannot have puns that could offend any community or individual. For example in Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum, someone enters the venue of a party looks around and quips, ‘Saare Dandekar hain koi Holekar nahin.’ Sorry, not allowed. Dadekar and Holekar are respected names.”
KSKHH has also been asked to get rid of the word ‘achhoot’ (untouchable) being enunciated to sound like ‘a-choot’.
Quips J .P.Singh, “The jokes are of the kind we’ve heard when we were in college. The film is carpeted with puns. We’ve only cut those that hurt any community or people. The word ‘Ram’ has also been cut. All the cuts are verbal. Visually we’ve blurred alcohol brands, etc.”