9 cuts: That’s how many cuts that Soha Ali Khan’s ’31st October’ has received!

Soha Ali Khan-starrer 31st October, which also stars Vir Das, got through the Central Board of Film Certification’s (CBFC) Revising Committee after a four-month wait.

Producer Harry Sachdeva told a leading tabloid that he had to make modications. “It took time but we were eventually able to convince the Board to retain the scenes which brought out the realism of the story and which were important to the narrative.There’s a reason for bringing this subject to the screen and justice needs to be done to the subject,“ he said.

Speaking about the changes he had to make, Sachdeva informs that many of the scenes depicting violence and bloodshed had to be edited. “I took nine major cuts. The censors insisted that some of the scenes and dialogue could instigate a particular community so needed to be toned down. The Revising Committee made us re-submit the film several times, trimming down scenes that they had issues with by six to seven minutes. All verbal abuses have been beeped, even something as common as `saala’ on several instance,“ he sighs.

The political thriller features Soha Ali Khan who plays a terrified Sikh woman who along with her husband Vir Das, twin sons and a year-old daughter, dashes from one end of Delhi to the other on that fateful day. Vir trained in action for four-five months and Soha learnt Punjabi for her role.