The Sanjay Dutt-Kangna Ranaut-Irrfan Khan starrer ‘Knock-Out’ is in trouble with the Indian Censor Board. The trailer of the thriller has been banned by the censor board for an allegedly derogatory reference made by Irrfan Khan to the 1000-rupee note.
Apparently in the trailer, when someone wonders aloud why the 1000-rupee note is pink in colour, Irrfan retorts: "Because it is created from the blood and sweat of the common man."
The censor board raised an objection to what they see as a derogatory reference to the Indian currency. Rather than deleting the objectionable reference, the film’s makers have gone with the trailer to the revising committee.
Someone very close to the project said: "Why should the reference to the 1000-rupee note be seen as derogatory? What we’ve said is that politicians build their wealth on the betrayed trust of common people. Isn’t that the truth? Besides in ‘Aashayein’, we have John Abraham constantly throwing, kicking and shoving wads of currency. Why didn’t the censor board object to that?"
Producer Sohail Makhlai confirmed the news.
"It’s true they objected to a reference to the 1000-rupee note. We’re now taking the trailer to the revising committee," he said. (IANS)