Shah Rukh Khan fans might be left pretty disheartened with the news that the actor’s upcoming film, Maneesh Sharma’s Fan, has apparently undergone seven cuts at the hands of the Censor Board.
Shah Rukh Khan fans might not be very happy with this news. The superstar’s upcoming film, Maneesh Sharma’s Fan, has apparently received seven cuts at the Censor Board’s hands, including one visual cut. The film has managed to get a U/A certificate after the cuts.
Reports in the media hint at six verbal cuts and one visual cut for Shah Rukh Khan’s tale of the obsessive stalker Gaurav Chanana, and his idol Aryan Khanna. A scene where Gaurav is in the lock-up, being beaten ruthlessly by police officials, was found very long, and the Censor Board ordered it to be reduced by 50 per cent.
DNA has quoted a source as saying, “The scene of prolonged violence in lock-up where one Shah Rukh Khan urges the cops to beat up the other Shah Rukh was found to be unnecessarily prolonged. The Censor Board has asked for the sequence to be reduced by 50 per cent.”
The verbal cuts ordered by the Censor Board are mostly English and Hindi expletives.
Shah Rukh Khan’s Fan will see the actor getting back to his on-screen stalker avatar, reminiscent of films like Darr and Anjaam. The film is the story of Gaurav, a Delhi boy, who worships superstar Aryan Khanna. However, he soon crosses over to the darker side and begins stalking and threatening his idol.
Fan will mark Shah Rukh Khan’s first release of 2016. Apart from the superstar in a double role, Fan stars Waluscha De Sousa, Shriya Pilgaonkar and Deepika Amin in key roles. Fan is slated for an April 15 release.