Last Updated: 12 July 2022, 17:59 IST
After an argument that the dialogues in the Malayalam film Kaduwa are considered insensitive for people with disabilities, an edited version of the film without offensive parts will be released soon. On Monday, lead actor Prithviraj Sukumaran once again apologized for the offensive dialogue in a scene. He said a version of the film without offensive dialogue has been submitted to the censor board for re-authentication and will be sent to the display system for upload as soon as it is received.
At a press conference, the actor said the decision to cut the sentences was made on Saturday after he and other team members learned of the serious criticism on social media over certain conversations. The censor board has to re-certify the edited print before it can be used, and since it was not in the Sunday session, it was sent on Monday. The approved version is expected to be delivered by Tuesday, he said.
Acknowledging that he has no control over foreign cinemas, Prithviraj said that he would send an updated copy to the distributors there and contact them and request them to change the old content. The actor said that insulting or insulting the disabled was never the goal of the scene or the dialogue.
In a scene from the film released on July 7, Prithviraj was seen making inappropriate remarks about Divyang people and their parents. A family of parents of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities had approached the State Disability Commission after a strong reaction on social media about the dialogue in the film. There were many reactions on social media about the film.
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