According to reports, a major community from the North of India, called ‘Bharatiya Valmiki Dharam Samaj’, have become offended with many parts of John Abraham starer ‘Shootout at Wadala’ (2013), and have sent a legal notice to the filmmakers, to have a few dialogues censored.
Talking to the media, ZEE NewsreportDeepak Hans, President of Dr Ambedkar Ekta Mission explaining, “In one dialogue, an actor has used wrong language for Valmikiji by saying har chor valmiki nahi hota and in other dialogue John Abraham says Eklavya ne angutha dia tha, main poora haath de dunga. Once these are censored, we have no objection to the movie.”
Laxman Dravid- National Director of the community, was also reported explaining, “We have already sent legal notices to producer of the film, Ekta Kapoor, and director Sanjay Gupta. They should think twice before saying anything against Valmikiji. These dialogues could have serious repercussions in whole nation.”
It has also been reported that due to this issue, many cinemas from the North cities have cancelled the screenings of the film altogether. The film makers have yet to make a statement about the issue. With the film receiving mixed reviews, here’s hoping they resolve it fast.