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The James Bond kisses which the Censor Board could not cut

This one is really tricky – a steamy Kamasutra manual position (GoldenEye, 1995) where double-o-seven’s manhood is under violent attack. James Bond gets all riled up and pulls out his gun, saying, "No, no, no, no more foreplay." And that’s certainly in line with Indian ethos – straight to the act.


In the past, the James Bond series of films have been shown in the country without much interference in their content. However, the new Bond film, Spectre has had to pass through some stringent cuts.

The Central Board of Film Certification has ordered for a 50% reduction in kissing scenes involving Daniel Craig and his co-stars, Monica Belluci and Lea Seydoux in the just released new James Bond flick, Spectre. Its chairperson, Pahlaj Nihalani has come in for flak for his decision to wield the censor scissors on the excessive "kissing length" in the new film.

The movie was passed with four cuts – two verbal, two visual – before it was given a U/A certificate. Pahlaj Nihalani has spoken to a news channel saying he has nothing to do with the edits.

So who is to blame for Bond’s pucker snip? The last time Bond was in town for Skyfall (2012) no one asked for this steamy scene to be chopped.


What is the new brouhaha about? Over this kissing scene?


There have been plenty in the past. This fan video lists out all the kisses James Bond has showered on his women.

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