The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) passed the latest edition of James Bond series with a UA

When Twitter responded with SanskariJamesBond to censor boards edits
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Spectre which is due to release in India on November 20 after premiering in London on October 24 has been allowed by the country’s censor board without an Adult certification, but there is a catch. 

The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) passed the latest edition of James Bond series with a UA certification after four cuts, two of them on the grounds that there was "unnecessary" kissing between Daniel Craig and his co-stars.

Quoting a source, DNA said "Both of Daniel Craig’s kisses with his co-stars have been reduced by 50 per cent. The censor board had nothing against James Bond kissing. But the length of the kisses were found to be unnecessarily excessive...We wonder how the Censor Board decides how much kissing is enough."

Other modifications forced by the body were to censor verbal obscenities.

This comes two days after CBFC chairman Pahlaj Nihalani uploaded a video tribute to Prime Minister Narendra Modi which, as NDTV puts it, "made news for all the wrong reasons. Among them is the fact that it borrows foreign visuals to illustrate how "Mera Desh hai Mahaan (my country is great)".

A day later, Nihalani claimed that he was all set to make a documentary film to expose FTII students, as "anti-nationals".

As a reaction to the latest move by the CBFC, users took to Twitter and started trending  #SanskariJamesBond. Here are some of the best responses we found: