Now, Rajkummar Rao starrer 'Omerta' to release on May 4
(Sourced from PTI)
The release of Rajkummar Rao-starrer "Omerta" has been postponed to May 4 as the clearance from the Censor Board on the film came in recently. Directed by Hansal Mehta, the movie is based on the life of character of British-born Pakistani terrorist Omar Saeed Sheikh, played by Rao. The film was earlier scheduled to arrive in cinema halls tomorrow.
"We knew that it wouldn't be a cake walk with the Censor Board given the film has a fair bit of violence and strong language. We didn't want cuts that would take away the essence of the film, so we had to wait," said Mehta.
"The Censor Board Chief and members of the revising committee understood how certain scenes couldn't be removed since they're essential for audiences to understand how a terrorist's mind works. Hence the wait," said Mehta. "Omerta" explores the life of Sheikh, who was freed in exchange for passengers of a hijacked Indian Airlines plane in 1999 and was later accused of killing journalist Daniel Pearl.
"Omerta" is presented by Swiss Entertainment and Karma Media, produced by Nahid Khan. Khan added the change in the film's release date was a "small" one and the product is going to be worth the wait.