While the desi version of Kites features fleeting flirty scenes between the two, The international one, flaunts a topless Barbara Mori having a sizzling liplock with her male lead Hrithik Roshan which is censored to the Indian audience.
So, why is India being denied the topless, sexy lip-lock? Doesn’t Nandana Sen’s movie Rang Rasiya, shows her topless and has been cleared by the censor board.
So, is the Indian audience not mature enough?
Payal Rohatgi, who has done ‘bold’ movies like Tauba Tauba agrees,
“I think the Indian audience is not mature enough. Men download images to gratify themselves but movies are a different genre. Movies are meant for family watching and a raunchy promo will insure that family audiences don’t pull in. So movie makers are also vary,”
Film critic Taran Adarsh says,
“At the click of the button you can access information. Technology cannot be curtailed. Anything can be seen online even if you try to keep it away from film prints.”