We choose to believe there will be some among the audience who squirmed at Paoli Dam’s brutally bold portrayal in the trailer of Hate Story and flinched at her dismal English diction. So it was only matter of time before Censor Board came out with its directives to tone down the obscenity, which hasn’t gone down well with director Vivek Agnihotri. He is now livid to see his film being reduced to a romantic thriller from a sex thriller.
Vivek Agnihotri claims that people at the board are conservative and because of that he too has to narrow his mindset. He adds that TV soaps today come up with such explicit content that it has become difficult to watch with family. But nobody censors that. He rants that the board has asked him to mute obscene comments and dialogues from the trailer. Agnihotri rues that the promo will now lose all its brazen qualities. But he won’t bow down to the board’s diktat. He will make sure that his film releases without any cuts and is ready to fight till the end. He argues that he has made a film for adults with matured mindset and not for kids or people who think like kids.
However, Agnihotri has a respite from YouTube which hasn’t censored the video yet. He says that the website works on international censor laws and so the uncut videos will work there. He is also looking for other digital medium to show off the trailers. He regrets that the government of this country is confused and clueless. We wonder why Agnihotri is so peeved about the fact that certain explicit dialogues will be beeped. If the story is worth the salt, he needn’t care even if the words are muted. Paoli and the story will be enough to sail you through. What say Mr. Agnihotri?