• Rajkummar Rao's 'Omerta' shifted to May 4

    19th April 2018

    Hansal Mehta directorial 'Omerta' featuring Rajkummar Rao plays the role of British-Pakistani terrorist Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, who was involved in the kidnapping of four foreign tourists in Delhi in 1994 and the kidnapping and murder of journalist Daniel Pearl in Pakistan in 2002. Sheikh is serving a life sentence in Pakistan for his role in Pearl's murder. Although Mehta stated that it won't be a cake walk to pass through the censor board but now a press release confirms that Omerta will now release on 4 May without any cuts.

    The film was earlier set to release on April 20, but will now clash with Amitabh Bachchan & Rishi Kapoor starrer '102 Not Out'. Producer Nahid Khan said, “It’s just a small change of two weeks, We don’t mind the delay as long as we have managed to keep the essence of the film intact.”  

    Hansal Mehta said ,"We knew that it wouldn't be a cake walk with the Censor Board given that the film has a fair bit of violence and strong language. We didn't want cuts that would take away from the essence of the film, so we had to wait. The Censor Board chief and members of the revising committee understood how certain scenes could not be removed since they are essential for audiences to understand how a terrorist's mind works. Hence the wait and that’s why a decision has been taken to release Omerta on May 4." 

    So get ready to witness the terrorist nexus through 'Omerta' on May 4.


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