Mumbai, Feb. 25 -- Recently, a list of 'objectionable' cuss words and phrases compiled by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) was leaked to the media, causing a flutter in Bollywood.
While rumours are rife that following the backlash, the list has been put on hold for now, Nawazuddin Siddiqui says that the decision wasn't feasible in the first place.
"If cuss words are used only to sensationalise the film, then yes, they should be omitted. But sometimes, these words reflect the language of the character, and helps the audience connect better with the film. Without that, it will be a superficial movie, and no one would be interested in watching it," says Nawazuddin.
The 40-year-old, who's been part of films such as Gangs Of Wasseypur (2012), where almost all actors used foul language, says that had this list been implemented at the time of films such as Omkara (2006) and Gangs Of Wasseypur, they wouldn't have made the kind of impact they did.
"If you are a gangster, you will not go and tell the man you are going to kill, 'Aaaiye janaab, kaise hain aap? Agar aap bura na maanein toh main aapko 8-10 goliyaan maar dun? (Hello sir, how are you? If you don't mind, shall I shoot you?)'. If you play a gangster, you will abuse in the film. You have to make the portrayal realistic. Otherwise, the audience won't be able to relate to the story," he says.