A sequence showing a female character being slapped during police interrogation has been axed from Nishikant Kamat's Drishyam by the censor board.
The film which opens on July 31 is the Hindi remake of the Malayalam film of the same name. It was recently released in a Tamil avatar entitled Papanasam to immense critical acclaim.
Interestingly the same sequence showing the protagonist's wife being slapped by a cop was allowed in the Malayalam and Tamil versions of the film.
Says a source in the know, "The censor board under the chairmanship of Mr Pahlaj Nihalani is very clear on the question of violence against women. Under no circumstance are they willing to allow woman to be shown being hit, abused or violated."
Besides the above visual cut, some words in the dialogues were also asked to be deleted from the soundtrack.
"Viacom 18, the producers of Drishyam were happy to make the cuts," says the source.
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