'31st October' is an upcoming film featuring Soha Ali Khan and Vir Das in the lead which is based on the assassination of the former Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi. The film is directed by Shivaji Lotan Patil and written and produced by Harry Sachdeva. The film has been cleared by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) after suggesting 9 major cuts.
Talking about the film Sachdeva was quoted saying, "It took time, but we were eventually able to convince the censor board to retain the scenes which brought out the realism of the story and which were important to the narrative. There's a reason for bringing this subject to the screen and justice needs to be done to the subject. I took nine major cuts. The censors insisted that some of the scenes and dialogues could instigate a particular community, so it needed to be toned down. The Revising Committee made us re-submit the film several times, trimming down scenes that they had issues with by six to seven minutes. All verbal abuses have been beeped, even something as common as ‘saala' on several instances."
The film will hit the theatres on 30th October.