Shootout at Wadala had earlier been tagged as too provocative by the Censor Board of Pakistan and now it has been removed from many theaters in North India for being very offensive.
According to an insider, Ekta Kapoor has offended a group called ‘Bhartiya Valmiki Dharam Samaj’, so much so that many theatres in North Indian cities like Ludhiana,Jalandhar, Bathinda, Amritsar and Moga has cancelled the movie screening of Shootout at Wadala. The movie contains a dialogue or two which has rubbed the community in the wrong way.
The National Director of the community, Laxman Dravid said, “We have already sent legal notices to producer of the film, Ekta Kapoor, and director Sanjay Gupta. They should think twice before saying anything against Valmikiji. These dialogues could have serious repercussions in whole nation.”
On the other hand, the community members say that if the those scenes are censored, they will not have any problems. Deepak Hans, President of Dr Ambedkar Ekta Mission said “In one dialogue, an actor has used wrong language for Valmikiji by saying har chor valmiki nahi hota and in other dialogue John Abraham says Eklavya ne angutha dia tha, main poora haath de dunga. Once these are censored, we have no objection to the movie,”