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Type of media Film

Approved Running time 150m 10s

Release date 21/09/2012

BBFCInsight Contains infrequent strong language, moderate sex and sex references

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Madhur Bhandarkar

Cast includes Kareena Kapoor, Randeep Hooda, Arjun Rampal

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 11/09/2012

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

HEROINE is a Hindi language drama with some English dialogue. It follows the career of an Indian film actress who faces professional and personal challenges as her popularity fades and her relationships suffer. It is rated 12A for infrequent strong language, moderate sex and sex references.

The film contains four uses of strong language in English ('f**k'). The uses of strong language are not aggressive, derogatory or sexualised and mainly take place during an argument between the heroine and her male lover.

There is a sex scene between the central character and her lover. A brief montage shows the couple embracing, kissing and caressing each other. Only their upper bodies are shown and there is no nudity. The heroine also records some of this activity on a camcorder, which is later leaked to the media as a 'celebrity sex tape'. There is also some undetailed sexual activity during the shooting of a film.

HEROINE also contains some moderate verbal sex references. The references are prominent during a film shoot in which the central character plays the part of a prostitute, as well as during a press conference. The references are not crude or particularly detailed.

There is also some moderate and mild bad language, including Hindi and English uses of 'bitch' and 'twat'.

There are some scenes of smoking by the main characters in the story.

No-one younger than 12 may see a '12A' film in a cinema unless accompanied by an adult. No-one younger than 12 may rent or buy a '12' rated video or DVD. Responsibility for allowing under-12s to view lies with the accompanying or supervising adult.

This work contains flashing images which may affect viewers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.


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