Pal Chandani, a local distributor from Karnataka says, “Some activists landed outside the studio’s office in Bangalore where they protested against the film and demanded a ban on it, as they felt that the actor had insulted the state in the film.”

Film Chamber of Commerce demanded and ensured the deletion of Arjun Kapoor’s dialogue from the film. UD Dharmaraj, President, Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce, says, “We asked the studio to delete the objectionable dialogue. Only then will this film release in Karnataka.”

As a result, the dialogue has been edited out of the film in Karnataka. Director Homi Adjania is aghast by this development.

“The Censor Board passes our film and now we have an issue with Arjun’s character venting his exasperation about getting lost on a journey? All he does is stray into Karnataka and say, ‘We are in a bloody mental state’. It obviously refers to the character’s state of mind, so why is it being misconstrued unnecessarily?” he said.

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