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Amazon's 'Sanskari Alexa' Bleeped Out C***d From Asha Bhosle's 'Abhi Na Jao'

You read that right.


Updated:November 28, 2018, 5:46 PM IST
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Amazon's 'Sanskari Alexa' Bleeped Out C***d From Asha Bhosle's 'Abhi Na Jao'
Image credits: @vividBharati / Twitter

Bleeped cusses, blurred bras, shortened lovemaking scenes. Despite being rated appropriate for 18+ audiences, Indians have to settle for a lot less than they desire for - a full-fledged, unchopped version of content to binge on a lazy weekend.

While CBFC's (Central Board of Film Certification) attempt to "purify" movies have often irked moviegoers, Amazon's Prime Video streaming service has been grabbing its viewers' attention for reasons other than the shows' artistic allowances.

Recently, Pankaj Tripathi's Mirzapur, a web series on Prime Video, became a hot topic of discussion on Reddit. Why? Because episodes 3, 4, 5, 7 in the show were rated 18+ while 1, 2, 6, 8 and 9 were 16+.

Strange, right? Stick around for more.

Rohit Bharati, who goes by the handle @vividBharati, was streaming Bollywood classics on Saavn app on Amazon when a word from the song's title he had searched for appeared to be censored.

The original song: Abhi Na Jao Chhod Kar

Amazon's version: Abhi Na Jao C***d Kar

Unfortunately, the word that Amazon decided to omit wasn't even a cuss. 'Chhod' translates to 'leave.' While the machine thought the word it was censoring translated to f**k.

To make things even more ridiculous, Amazon's Alexa also decided to omit 'chhod' while spelling it out before playing the classic.

Somehow, it wasn't an isolated case and any song with the keyword 'chhod' paid the consequences.

In fact, songs with 'saala' are on Amazon's radar too.

Some Twitter users affirmed Bharati's discovery.

Others had a good laugh.

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