SS Rajamouli’s magnum opus Baahubali 2 may have broken all records at the worldwide box office but that didn’t stop the Singapore censor board to give ‘A’ certification to the blockbuster. Yes, you read it right. Baahubali 2 has been granted ‘NC 16’ certification by the Singapore censor board, which means the film cannot be watched by anyone under 16 years of age. The censor board found the movie too violent especially the war scenes, which consist of beheading of the soldiers.
CBFC (Central Board of Film Certification) chairperson Pahlaj Nihalani, who’s often made headlines for the censoring films in India, took the opportunity to laud the work done by the CBFC. While speaking to DNA, Nihalani said, “We granted Baahubali 2: The Conclusion a ‘UA’ with virtually no cuts. In Singapore, they found Baahubali too violent. The war scenes, especially of soldiers being beheaded, were taken to be excessively gruesome by their censor board. In many countries of Asia and Europe more Bollywood films get ‘A’ certificate than we do in India.”
Baahubali 2, which released on April 28, 2017 has already collected Rs 1000 crore at the worldwide box office and is inching towards the Rs 1500 crore mark.