Hansal Mehta’s Omar Sheikh Bio-Pic Gets Censor Rap For Using National Anthem

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(RajkummarRao) is seen urinating in prison while the Indian national anthem is playing  outside.

The censorboard 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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