Censor board orders change in Shahid dialogue

The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has asked director Hansal Mehta to change a dialogue in his much-talked about forthcoming movie “Shahid”.

The members of CBFC felt that the dialogue- “Apne aap ko jihadiyon ka Gandhi samajhta hain? (Do you consider yourself the Gandhi of jehadis?) might hurt people’s sentiments. Therefore ‘Gandhi’ has been replaced with ‘Masiha’, said a statement.

The trailer of the movie is running successfully online as it doesn’t come under censorship but it will only appear on television channels after the required changes are made.

“Yes, the information is correct. We have been told to make changes in the dialogue and it has been changed for the TV promo. We totally understand the censor board’s point of view,” Mehta said.

Coming out Oct 18, the movie is based on the true story of slain human rights activist and lawyer Shahid Azmi, who was killed in 2010 by unidentified assailants in his office. It stars actor Raj Kumar in the lead role.

- IANS

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