Jungle Book Fiasco: Censor Board’s “Acid” Test Revealed

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Jungle Book Fiasco: Censor Board’s “Acid” Test Revealed

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day after children’s movie The Jungle Book was changed from U/A to A, highly-placed sources revealed to Arré on Thursday the exact process behind reviewing and certifying movies. Known simply as the “acid” test, it involves Censor Board of Film Certification chief Pahlaj Nihalani, dropping acid, and taking a swig of Black Label, before the screening.

According to the report, which is an illegible scrawl of stick figures of animals, “tiger is scary”, and “daravna bandar”. It goes on to add “aaaaaah saaap”, a side effect, no doubt, of the acid dropped before reviewing the film.

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