Several theatres in North India cancel ‘Shootout at Wadala’ shows
Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: After being claimed too provocative by the Censor Board of Pakistan, Ekta Kapoor’s ‘Shooutout at Wadala’ has now offended the 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.
According to a leading daily, the John Abraham starrer action drama movie contains two dialogues which has rubbed the community in the wrong way.
"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," Laxman Dravid- National Director of the community said.
The community members have demanded some offensive scenes to be censored, only after which they will approve the screening of the movie.
"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," Deepak Hans, President of Dr Ambedkar Ekta Mission said.
Although the producers are yet to announce their next course of action to tackle this issue, it is good for the film if the offensive dialogues are beeped by the makers.