CBFC Denies The Claims That It Ordered To Blur Alcohol Glasses In Ford Vs Ferrari

20 Nov 2019

The Central Board for Film Certification has reportedly denied the claims that it has ordered the makers of Ford vs Ferrari to blur out glasses of alcohol in the film.

According to a report by Huffington Post India in the movie certain scenes with alcohol bottles and glasses, both in the background and foreground, have been hastily pixelated.

The CFBC has called these claims completely baseless.

The Regional Officer of CBFC Mumbai Tushar Karmarkar told Hindustan Times“This is completely baseless. No such cut was mentioned by the CBFC in its communication to applicant (sic) asking for modifications.”

He said that the blurring was voluntarily done by them (producers 20th Century Fox) as per the film certification board’s records.

Meanwhile the publication claims that according to an official document, the Christian Bale and Matt Damon-starrer has received a U/A certificate with three modifications: Muting or replacing phrases such as sons of w***e and son of a b***h; adding space to display the CBFC certificate; and inserting anti-smoking disclaimers and a static message during each smoking scene.

Labels for alcohol brands are usually censored over advertising concerns, but instances of the CBFC blurring glasses or bottles of alcohol are rare.

Directed by James Mangold, Ford vs Ferrari is the story of American car designer Carroll Shelby and British-born driver Ken Miles who battled the odds to build a revolutionary race car for the Ford Motor Company to overtake those of Enzo Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France in 1966.