By: Subhash K. Jha, IndiaFM
Thursday, May 17, 2007
Sanjay Gupta is right now the most shell-shocked producer in Mumbai. His much-awaited real-life cops-and-gangster drama, based on the shoot-out in Mumbai in 1991, has been cleared by the censors without cuts.
Speaking to this writer after getting the censor certificate on Tuesday afternoon Gupta said, "We expected a lot of opposition and requests for cuts considering the violent nature of the content. To my director Apoorva Lakhia and my surprise, the censor-board members loved the film and thought any cut would impede the fast narrative flow. They also told me not to go for a UA but a straight U. I'm in a state of pleasant shock."
With the censor clearing, Shootout At Lokhandwala is all set for a May 25 release.
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