Rajkummar Rao’s Terrorist Drama Omerta in Censor Trouble; Postponed to May 4

Rajkummar Rao’s Terrorist Drama Omerta in Censor Trouble; Postponed to May 4

Find out why Hansal Mehta’s Rajkummar Rao starrer Omerta, a biopic on terrorist Omar Sheikh irked the censors
Rajkummar Rao’s Terrorist Drama Omerta in Censor Trouble; Postponed to May 4
Still from Rajkummar Rao’s 'Omerta'

Hansal Mehta’s gritty raw brutal and  disturbing Omerta, the film about the global terror activities  of  Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, has finally been cleared by the  CBFC with an “A” certificate.

Hansal who has  in the  past fought many  brave  battles with the censor board was ready for a long grim fight  to ensure nothing was tampered with in Omerta. In  an earlier conversation Hansal had pledged  not to allow even  a single cut.

However  only one  major cut has been ordered.  It is the sequence  where Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh(Rajkummar Rao) is seen urinating in prison while the Indian national anthem is playing  outside.

The censor board has asked  for the  National anthem to be removed  from this  acutely offensive scene. Says  the Omerta producer Furquan Khan, “We’ve been asked to remove the  National anthem  from that  sequence and  replace it with routine background music. We happily complied and walked away with an ‘A’ certificate which  the  film deserves.”

Omerta which was  scheduled  for April  20  is now being  readied for a  May 4 release when it will rub shoulders with Umesh Shukla’s  Amitabh Bachchan-Rishi Kapoor father-son comedy 102 Not Out.

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