U/A Certificate For ‘D-Day’

Director Nikhil Advani's "D Day", a film on cross-border terrorism, was passed by the Central Board Of Film Certification with a few dialogue cuts and an 'UA' certificate. Surprisingly, no cuts were ordered in verbal content regarding Pakistan, but Shruti Haasan's dialogues have been cut short.

MUMBAI: Director Nikhil Advani’s “D Day”, a film on cross-border terrorism, was passed by the Central Board Of Film Certification with a few dialogue cuts and an ‘UA’ certificate. Surprisingly, no cuts were ordered in verbal content regarding Pakistan, but Shruti Haasan’s dialogues have been cut short.

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In the film, a bunch of RAW agents is assigned to bring a terrorist back to India from Pakistan.

“I expected some objection to what could be considered inflammatory dialogues about Pakistan. But the censor board has not touched a single word pertaining to Pakistan,” said Advani.

What has gone are a few dialogues by Shruti, who plays a Pakistani prostitute.

“These are lines where she does hardcore business bargaining with her clients. I was advised to get rid of these dialogues to obtain a ‘UA’ certificate. I happily took them off. My apprehensions were not about what Shruti’s character has to say, but about the far more important dialogues on cross-border terrorism. I am happy to say the censor board didn’t touch any of those,” said Advani.

The film also starring Rishi Kapoor, Irrfan, Arjun Rampal, and Huma Qureshi is coming out July 19.

IANS

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