31st October, a movie based on the assassination of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi has been cleared by the Revising Committee of Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) after a four-month wait and nine major cuts. The film, features Soha Ali Khan and Vir Das. It is based on Indira Gandhi’s assassination by her two Sikh bodyguards and its aftermath.
Writer-producer Harry Sachdeva told IANS, “I took nine major cuts. The censors insisted that some of the scenes and dialogue could instigate a particular community so it needed to be toned down,” Sachdeva said in a statement here.”
“The Revising Committee made us re-submit the film several times, trimming down scenes that they had issues with by six to seven minutes. All verbal abuses have been beeped, even something as common as ‘saala’ on several instances,” he said.