In the light of the On going PIL filed against the film “31st October” starring Soha Ali Khan and Vir Das over the alleged use of certain political leaders lookalikes making inflammatory statements, a video has surfaced on the Internet that shows the alleged scenes . In a video of about a minute , you can see the lookalikes of two politicians from a political party inciting the crowd to target people of a particular religion and “finish” them.
Film 31st October is based on the aftermath of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi Assassination and the 1984 Anti Sikh riots that followed which resulted in the loss of thousands of lives. The film was stuck for months in censors and had gotten a clearance to release only after multiple cuts. The PIL against the film was filed on September 28 and was rejected as the petitioner did not approach the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) before moving the court. A few days a later a video started doing rounds on social media with title ” Leaked Scenes of “31st October” Movie exposed Congress hand in 84 Sikh Riots”
Writer Producer Harry Sachdeva claims that this “leak” is a conspiracy to help the petitioner to refile the PIL and to create delay in the release of the film. He has however declined to confirm whether the scenes are a part of “31st October” film.
Incidentally , Same day on Wednesday the PIL was resubmitted to the court. However the petitioner Ajay Katara , who is also the prime witness in the famous Nitish Katara Murder case has denied any involvement in leaking the alleged video.
This year has seen a lot of films being leaked and even though censor board has claimed to have opted for more security measure, the films continue to be leaked at will. Film “31st October” which was scheduled to release on October 7th has already been pushed two weeks to October 21st . The producers havn’t announced any further change in date so far.