By Hindustan Times
Indo-China relations are very sensitive, and in an interesting twist, have now affected a Bollywood film. The Censor Board has asked the makers of Azaan to ‘mute out’ dialogue, which mentions China as being part of a conspiracy theory against India.
"We have been asked to mute, and not beep out, a few lines. So, you will see people talking, but you won’t hear anything. Our tagline is, ‘A country, a conspiracy, a common man.’ But now, there won’t be any conspiracy angle for the audiences,” grumbles director Prashant Chadha.
The story goes like this: In the movie, actors are talking about a conspiracy against India. One asks, ‘Hindustan ki barbaadi se sabse zyaada faayda kise hoga?’ (Who will benefit the most from India’s downfall) Another actor responds, “China.