After Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat, its Neeraj Pandey’s Aiyaary that has irked a section of the society. The Revising Committee of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting had held a special screening of the film for the defence ministry officials on Saturday, February 3 post which the officials asked for certain changes to be made in the film. The changes, however, were not disclosed.
After failing to obtain a clearance certificate from the Censor Board of Film Certification (CBFC) the Sidharth Malhotra and Manoj Bajpayee-starrer Aiyaary was referred to the revising committee.
“The defence ministry officials watched Aiyaary Saturday afternoon. Multiple scenes have been a point of debate and the film team has been asked to modify the objectionable parts. The body, however, is tight-lipped about the content of these scenes,” a source told Hindustan Times.
The movie is slated to release on February 9 and will have to be edited before the release. It is also late for their overseas delivery. Already, the release date was pushed ahead to avoid clash with Padmaavat on the Republic Day weekend.
Sidharth was asked by IANS how the changes would affect the movie, to which the Ek Villain actor replied, “Our producers are tackling it. It’s in the process. Each film has its own reasons. We have seen what happened with that film (Padmaavat).”
The story of Aiyaary revolves around two army officers, who, though hold different views, yet, remain right in their own ways. Sidharth plays Manoj’s protégé. The film also stars Rakul Preet Singh and Pooja Chopra in pivotal roles.