The trailer of Kartik Aaryan, Bhumi Pednekar and Ananya Panday-starrer Pati, Patni Aur Woh received a lot of backlash for its sexist undertones. One particular dialogue was heavily criticised for making light of marital rape. In the sequence Kartik tells his friend that if a man requests for sex from his wife he is labelled a bhikari (beggar), if he does not have sex with her, he is an atyachari (cruel man) and if somehow he manages to convince her through “jugaad”, he is branded a balatkari (rapist).
Now, the makers of the film have replaced balatkari with bad sanskari. According to a report by Bollywood Hungama, this decision seems to have been taken by the producers, and the CBFC did not have a role to play in it.
However, the censor board did ask for some changes in the film. One of them was in the dialogue itself. Instead of usse sex haasil, it was changed to ‘usko sex ke liye raazi kar le na’. Some expletives like ‘c*****a’, ‘haraamzaade’ and ‘iski maa ka’ also been muted in the film. Then there is another sequence wherein Bhumi Pednekar goes to the mall to buy something from the Raymond showroom. The original dialogue that one of the staffers had to say was “Raymond showroom bandh ho gaya hai”.
After realising that it might imply that the showroom has shut down for good and negatively impact the brand, the line we see in the movie is “Raymond showroom aaj bandh ho gaya hai.”
Also, disclaimers had to be added that the film does not intend to malign any individual or community and that the parrot and lizards shown in the film have been created using computer graphics.
(Inputs: Bollywood Hungama)
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