Shaad Ali’s take on live-in relationships OK Jaanu has just been granted an all-clear with a ‘UA’ certificate.
Says a source in the know, “Only four verbal cuts were ordered. And these were minor alterations in the dialogue. Surprisingly, the Censor Board had no objection to the theme of live-in relationship.”
When the Tamil original Oh Kadhal Kanmani had gone for censor certification in March 2015, there was huge uproar over the film’s blatant espousal of a live-in relationship. The makers had to go to the Revising Committee to get the film cleared.
Says censor Chief Pahlaj Nihalani, “The times are changing. At one time, couples couldn’t even meet before marriage. Now they get a chance to spend time with one another to know whether they are compatible or not. That’s a social reality. To turn away from it is not going to stop the changes in society. We must recognize and respect the changes in social mores.”