Bollywood star Arjun Kapoor is all set to feature next in India's Most Wanted, based on true events and is about five men who saved the lives of billions of people by hunting down a terrorist. Directed by Raj Kumar Gupta, the film is slated to hit the screens on May 24 and features Arjun as Prabhat Kapoor, who leads the operation with a four-member team. Ahead of its release, a report in an entertainment portal suggested that Prasoon Joshi led Censor Board has demanded a cut on the scenes with references to Lord Krishna and Quran in India's Most Wanted, fearing it might hurt religious sentiments.
Reportedly, the dialogues between Arjun and the terrorist with the aforementioned references were present in the teaser but were later removed. Now with the recent cut on those scenes, they would not be present in the entire length of the trailer and film as well. Amidst all this, the filmmakers have now confirmed the same, "Censor board requested us to remove the references of Bhagwad geeta and Quran. And we have voluntarily agreed to."
For the unversed, in the teaser of the film, there was a dialogue where the terrorist says that he isn’t killing anyone, just transferring their souls to another body, and quoted Krishna from Gita had preached this. Within no time, this dialogue created an outrage, and people called out that it was unfair to link religious teaching to terrorist activities. The filmmakers were all set to release another dialogue which shows the other side of the story. In this one, first, the terrorist is shown making the Gita reference, post that Arjun’s character says, “Whoever kills an innocent, is guilty of killing humanity, and I am not saying this, Quran Shareef says that.” However, CBFC objected to both the Gita and Quran and demanded it to be cut from the film, because of which the filmmakers did not release it. But, the dialogue has found its way on the internet and is going viral. Interestingly, the Gita reference in the teaser had received a green signal from CBFC.
Watch the leaked video here:
Produced by Fox Studios, India's Most Wanted also features Rajesh Sharma and Shantilal Mukherjee.