We Are Family featuring Kajol, Kareena Kapoor and Arjun Rampal has scenes that show the children being subjected to racial abuse in school. So Karan and director Siddharth Malhotra decided to delete them, as it could lead to controversy due to the recent attacks on Indians staying in Australia.
“We had written the script around two years back and at the time there was never an issue as far as racism in Australia was concerned. There is a scene in the film where some Aussie boys call Kajol"s son S*** Brown. This sequence leads to an altercation between Kajol and Kareena over how to respond to the kids. Arjun takes up the issue with the principal of the school and the principal assures that the kids would be punished as this won"t be tolerated. Kajol also tells Kareena in no uncertain terms to stay out of it as she is the mother of these kids. The scenes were very vital as they established the friction between the two ladies and also the relationship between Kareena and the kids," The Times of India quoted Siddharth Malhotra as saying.
“There were also a couple of scenes where there were action sequences about how the kids get even with these Aussie kids. However we have chopped off all of these as we were of the opinion that it should not be highlighted. Karan and our editor Deepak Bhatia were also of the opinion that no one should think that we are cashing in on this issue through our film," he added.
The director however assured that the flow of the film wouldn't be disturbed in spite of the deletion of the crucial scenes.
It looks like Karan Johar doesn't want a repeat of My Name Is Khan, which was dogged by unnecessary controversies. It is said that he has deleted a crucial nine-minutes footage from We Are Family fearing controversy. The deleted scenes have the shades of racial attacks on Indians in Australia.