'Manmarziyaan' scenes deletion not a big deal: Abhishek Bachchan
"Being a part of film fraternity, our main purpose is not to hurt anyone's sentiments. If there are some scenes and if people's opposition to scenes can affect the business of the film, then I guess exhibitors are right on their part because it is not an actor who stands to lose. It is the production people and exhibitors who have to suffer the loss in the end."
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The scenes were deleted after Sikh groups complained that three scenes -- including two smoking ones -- offended their religious sentiments.
The scenes include one featuring Abhishek Bachchan's Robbie smoking and one with Taapsee Pannu's Rumi smoking. The third scene had the two of them enter a Gurudwara as bride and groom while Rumi thought about her past with Vicky Kaushal's character.
For Abhishek, deletion of scenes from the film is not a "big deal" as he feels the decision was taken in the interest of people.
"If someone has objections over some scenes, then it's her/his opinion and everyone has all the right to express their issue. I believe even one member of the community is not happy over something, then we all should try to understand each other beliefs and if there is some genuine issue, then we should act on it happily," the "Guru" actor added.
At the same time, Abhishek said that if the cuts and objections would have changed the film's storyline, then he would have also reacted on it and taken it up as a debate.
"Before taking any stand, it is important to understand what's the issue and what's the objection."
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