Violence to be toned down in ‘Akira’?

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'Akira' starring Sonakshi Sinha
‘Akira’ starring Sonakshi Sinha

Sonakshi Sinha’s next film ‘Akira’ has quite a bit of a violent quotient and it seems the censor board wasn’t please about it. It’s apparently requested the makers to tone it down.

According to Asian Age, a source said, “Akira is about this rebellious girl from a middle class home, who is sent to a remand home for standing up to a bully at a young age. That�۪s where Sonakshi�۪s character is initiated into a world of crime. The film has lots of scenes of gruesome violence, but it also has a very positive message on how important it is for girls today to learn self-defence. So, the censor board has allowed much of the violence to remain but two scenes had to be chopped off.”

It’s thought that a particular scene where villain Anurag Kashyap is torturing Sinha’s character has been affected badly by the request. “The violence showing her torture was graphically brutal and unbearable. If the censor board allowed it, they�۪d have to grant Akira an A certificate, depriving the film of younger audiences,” added the source.

The film was passed with two cuts and a UA certificate. The source added, “That was a complete no-no for the censor board. Director A. R. Murugadoss was sternly reminded that Akira was not like his Ghajini and brutalising the heroine won�۪t work here”.

‘Akira’ is schedule to release on 2nd September.

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