Monday, 8 July 2013
Shruti Haasan's dialogues get axed
Director Nikhil Advani can breathe easy. D-Day, his film on cross-border terrorism about a bunch of RAW agents assigned to bring a Dawood-like terrorist back to India from Pakistan, was passed on Saturday by the Censor Board. Surprisingly, the board had no qualms regarding rantings against Pakistan but took offence to few dialogues by Shruti Haasan in the film. She plays a Pakistani prostitute in the film.
Says, the director, “These are lines where Shruti 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.”