Karan Johar can breathe a sigh of relief now.
Though his troubles regarding the Pakistani presence in his film Ae Dil Hai Mushkil are far from over, the Censor Board Of Film Certification granted UA certificate to it on October 12.
But three intimate scenes between Ranbir Kaooor and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan had to be snipped off.
Says a source close to the development, "Karan Johar personally attended the censor viewing of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. He wanted to make sure that not a single moment was tampered with. However, the censor board members, while appreciating the film’s mature theme and high level of aesthetics, objected to some steamy moments between Aishwarya and Ranbir."
"Karan apparently put up a brave fight against the cuts. He argued that these scenes were integral to the plot but the Censor Board was adamant. Karan finally relented. Three intimate scenes, including the one shown in the trailer, have been deleted from the film," added the source.