India’s censor board chief Pahlaj Nihalani’s decision to certify Jon Favreau’s “The Jungle Book” as a “scary” movie fit for children to watch only under parental supervision, has led the audience to question whether it’s because the “animals are naked”, while celebrities are left wondering about the criteria of the certification.
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It features Indian-American child artist Neel Sethi, and will make its way onto the screens in India on Friday – a week before its release in the US, where too the movie has been given a PG (Parental Guidance) rating.
Take a look at how Twitter reacted to the U/A rating of the film below:
Sorry guys. Jungle book got a U/A certificate. And they cut the Kaa and Baloo kiss. Also the Sher Khan and Col Hathi sex scene.
— Vir Das (@thevirdas) April 6, 2016
What happened to Pahlaj Nihalani? U/A certificate to Jungle Book! Thank God it’s not A. Non of the chimps, monkeys, hyenas wearing clothes.
— Pankaj Jangid (@Jangid) April 7, 2016
— Rahul Bajaj (@rahulbajaj) April 7, 2016
So, #PahlajNihalani finds The Jungle Book “too scary”. Looks like you missed the entire point, buddy.
— Shreya Khanna (@SherKhan93) April 7, 2016
— AshutoshDeo (@thinkothink) April 7, 2016
— Deepak Sukhadia (@dsukhadia) April 7, 2016
Jungle book gets a U/A – which means Pahlaj Nihalani cannot watch it without an adult accompanying him.
— Prem Sagar (@PremSagar) April 7, 2016