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'Dacoit milte hain parliament mein...'

Tigmanshu Dhulia is relieved that the Censor Board didn't object to this dialogue in 'Paan Singh Tomar'!

Director Tigmanshu Dhulia is feeling lucky that the Censor Board did not object to a rather controversial line in the trailer of his film Paan Singh Tomar. Tigmanshu who also wrote the film's dialogues says, "A journalist asks Paan Singh in one scene why he became a dacoit.


A still from Paan Singh Tomar

He retorts saying, 'Beehad main baghi hote hain, dacoit milte hain parliament mein' (There are tigers in Chambal, dacoits are found in the Parliament)." The filmmaker adds that when he wrote the line, he did not think it was anti-establishment. He points out, "I am glad that the Censor Board also didn't think so."

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Considering Tigmanshu's track record of having several tiffs with the Censor Board, it's a moment of relief for him. "I faced a lot of problems with the board for the satellite print of Sahib Biwi Aur Gangster. But I am glad that they have shown such open mindedness while viewing this film.

I was a bit afraid, as my film is slightly against the system. It's a little anti-establishment. It is about an unsung hero, a player who turns into a rebel and how the system makes him a dacoit."

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