Hansal Mehta: Knew 'Omerta' Wouldn't Be Cakewalk With Censor Board

Hansal Mehta: Knew

New Delhi: Rajkummar Rao’s upcoming film is Hansal Mehta’s ‘Omerta’. Director of the film Hansal said he knew getting through the censor board would not have been a cakewalk with the film which is inspired by the life of a real-life terrorist. "Omerta" will now release on May 4.

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Shot in London and India, the Rajkummar Rao-starrer is woven around some terror attacks in recent history, including the 9/11 attacks, the Mumbai terror strike and the brutal beheading of American journalist Daniel Pearl. The film was to release on Friday but it has now been shifted ahead.

Mehta told to news agency IANS that, "We knew that it wouldn't be a cakewalk with the censor board given that the film has a fair bit of violence and strong language. We didn't want cuts that would take away the essence of the film, so we had to wait,"

He added, "The censor board chief and members of the revising committee understood how certain scenes could not be removed since they are essential for audiences to understand how a terrorist's mind works. Hence the wait and that's why a decision has been taken to release 'Omerta' on May 4".

Nahid Khan, the film's producer, said the slight delay in the release date is not that bad as the essence of the film is intact.

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Khan said, "The team was waiting for the Central Board of Film Certification's clearance for the film. We know audiences are eagerly awaiting the film's release. It's just a small change of two weeks. We don't mind the delay as long as we have managed to keep the essence of the film intact".

Here's the trailer of Omerta.

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