"No Touching, No Kissing, Only Seeing, Only Seeing" -- it Looks like the Indian Censor Board has taken this song of Himesh Reshammiya too seriously.
The latest James Bond movie, "Spectre", starring Daniel Craig has finally passed the Censor Board certification but after getting four cuts -- two visual and two verbal.
Most of the Hollywood movies undego many cuts before getting released in India, and Daniel Craig's "Spectre" is one of those rare movies in which the CBFC has chopped off kissing scenes.
The Censor Board opined that the kissing scenes were too lengthy and thus, the kisses were shortened to a great extent for the Indian audience, reported The Indian Express.
"Spectre" will be released on 20 November across India, of course sans the long kisses between Daniel Craig and Monica Bellucci.
Meanwhile, Censor Board was trolled on Twitter with several jokes on the decision to shorten kissing scenes, and hashtag #SanskariJamesBond started trending on the micro-blogging site.
Check some of the hilarious jokes that flooded Twitter:
Bond franchise to create an exclusive Bond movie suitable for passing by Indian Censor Board. Alok Nath to play the role of James Bond.— Roflindian 2.0 (@Roflindian) November 18, 2015
Censor board to cut kissing scenes? Hate Story 3 will be released in MP3 format.— Anurag Verma (@kitAnurag) November 18, 2015
Censor Board is cutting out long kissing scenes. Even those of the flowers. Now, a short kiss and the next scene will show the baby.— Keh Ke Peheno (@coolfunnytshirt) November 18, 2015
Censor Board will only pass the James Bond movie uncut, if it is directed by Sooraj Barjatya.— Nitin Sinha (@NsNitinsinha) November 18, 2015