With India being the world's biggest producer of films around last year, twice that of America its censor board, aka the Central Board of Film Certification, has its work cut out. It watches and certifies every film, both Indian and non-Indian, before they can be shown to the country's masses. There is the popular misconception that Bollywood films do not show scenes of a sexual nature: they do. However, when comparing the screen time or manner in which kissing or more "bedroomly" activity is portrayed in Bollywood versus Hollywood, Bollywood is a blushing ballerina, whereas Hollywood is as brazen as a pole-dancing stripper. Today, Bollywood's most successful actor in terms of earning and award-nominations is Shah Rukh Khan.
In bed with Bollywood: sex and censorship in Indian cinema
In bed with Bollywood: sex and censorship in Indian cinema | Film | The Guardian
While the car idled in Mumbai traffic, and his young nephew sat in the backseat, Saini says the casting director, Sohan Thakur, started to grope her. I was numb, I was freaked out. After she squirmed from the vehicle, she says Thakur called her with a warning not to share the incident. Thakur denies the allegations, and has said in a detailed response on Facebook that CCTV evidence supports his account of events and that he will be suing for defamation. Swara Bhasker is now an established, award-winning actor in Bollywood, the Mumbai film industry. But she was fairly new to the business when one director started incessantly texting her on set. Late one evening he knocked on her door while drunk, she says, and demanded she hug him.
Sex and Bollywood through the decades
Sex in films? No, that was taboo. Films meant family entertainment, the word was never even mentioned in the same breath with films. Sex was purely a bedroom thing, not discussed openly and, hence, never in films. Then there was the omnipresent Censorship.
Bollywood has fans all across the globe. They have a huge fan following because of their love scenes, iconic dialogues and catchy songs. Bollywood has also made some really bold and erotic movies.