Filmmaker Neeraj Pandey’s thriller ‘Aiyaary’ finally got a clearance from the Censor Board on Tuesday.
The film will hit screens on February 16, three weeks after its original release date, January 26.
After being revised by the CBFC, a special screening was held for the Ministry of Defence on Saturday, post which certain changes were suggested to the makers.
Speaking of the recommended modifications, Neeraj assured that none of the changes will affect his film.
Neeraj says, “There are no cuts, only modifications. We were asked to change a few dialogues, so we opted to go mute in certain places and change the dialogue in certain others.”
He says, “I don’t think these changes will affect the film. As a writer and storyteller, I like to express myself in a particular way. However, when suggestions are made, you try to understand and see the other person’s point of view.”
“The MoD is responsible for one of the most prestigious institutions of Indian Armed Forces in our country. They understood very well that we are not out there to tarnish their image. We are very particular of the reputation and the responsibilities that go with the institution,” he added.
“The changes that were asked from us were just to avoid any misinterpretation,” Neeraj said.
The director added in the end, “Padmaavat came out on 25th and we moved to 9th and now we are in a situation where we are moving to the 16th.”–CINEWS