In the wake of the frequent racial attacks against Indians in Australia, scenes depicting similar racist attack in Karan Johar's
We Are Family
have been deleted.
A source told
, "Nine minutes have been chopped from the film. Karan strongly felt that the scenes should be removed." Apparently, the scenes depicted children as victims of racial abuse in their school.
Director of We Are Family, Siddharth Malhotra confirmed to the tabloid, "We had written the script around two years back and at the time there was never an issue as far as racism in Australia was concerned. There is a scene in the film where some Aussie boys call Kajol's son S*** Brown...removing these scenes was not hampering the flow of the film and so they were deleted from the film. The scenes were vital but without them the soul of the film is still the same and that is a mutual decision we took."Evidently, Karan Johar and Siddharth Malhotra don't want to get embroiled into any controversy.