Homi Adajania "Finding Fanny" has once again landed in trouble. This time it's the word "fanny" that has come as a roadblock ahead the film's release this Friday.
On Tuesday, a petition was filed in the Delhi High Court seeking a ban on the release of Deepika Padukone and Arjun Kapoor starrer due to the use of the vulgar word "fanny", reported IANS.
The Public Interest Litigation (PIL) was filed by Nandini Tiwari and NGO Jai Jagriti Foundation with the help of their lawyer Abhishek Krishna, where they asked to delete the word "fanny" from the movie as well as from its songs, banners and posters.
Earlier, the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) demanded to chop off Padukone's "I'm a virgin" dialogue. The board was in the opinion that in order to get a UA-certificate, the makers will have to remove the line. However, CBFC later gave a freeway to Padukone's dialogue.
The Tuesday's petition was filed against the information and broadcasting ministry, the director, producer and actors of "Finding Fanny". The petition has also objected censor board's approval of giving UA certification to the film.
It even mentioned that the word "fanny" has a high sexual meaning in the dictionary and using the word in the film will hinder the feelings of the people, especially the children.
Tiwari, who is a mother of a four-year-old, clarified that allowing such words to be used in films and television will have a negative impact on the youngster's minds.
The final hearing of the appeal was made on Wednesday, before a division bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice R. S. Endlaw, where the bench dismissed the PIL as they found nothing wrong in using the word "fanny".
"Finding Fanny" will hit the theatres on 12 September and is based on an unusual story of five 'oddballs' who are on a road trip in search of a lost friend, Fanny.
Apart from Padukone and Kapoor, the movie also has Dimple Kapadia, Naseeruddin Shah and Pankaj Kapur in pivotal roles and Ranveer Singh in a cameo role.