Nikhil Advani's 'D-Day' censored, gets U/A certificate

Jul 7, 2013 Subhash K. Jha

Mumbai, July 7 (IANS) Director Nikhil Advani's "D Day", a film on cross-border terrorism, was passed by the Censor 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.

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.

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