Hollywood is truly bowing down to Indian sensibilities. After the current James Bond Daniel Craig turned “sanskari” last year (with censor chopping several scenes including a kissing sequence), we recently saw an older Bond - Pierce Brosnan - endorsing not just a desi brand but a very desi product, pan masala. And now, it is Tom Cruise’s turn to get a dose of the “Indian culture”.
The Central Board of Film Certification has decided Indians should see a sanskari Tom Cruise when the actor’s upcoming Hollywood film Jack Reacher: Never Go Back hits theatres on Friday. All the cuss words and a few scenes have been reportedly chopped off from the movie.
Filmmaker Edward Zwick and actor Tom Cruise have reunited for Jack Reacher: Never Go Back. first worked together on The Last Samurai in 2003. Cruise returns as the rogue hero, when Susan Turner (played Cobie Smulders), a friend and high ranking officer, is accused of espionage.
“He (Tom Cruise) can’t talk like Trump. The Board wants kids to watch Cruise’s new film. All the cusswords had to go,” a DNA report quoted a source as saying. A scene where Tom shows the middle finger was also cut from the movie, it added.
The board also ran its scissors on a scene where Tom says, “His a** is mine”. The source further told DNA, “They must’ve thought it was a gay proposal. They probably didn’t know it is a common threat for putting an adversary in his place.”
Hindustan Times could not independently verify the report.
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back is a follow-up to the 2012 hit Jack Reacher. Zwick is known for directing films like Glory, Legends of the Fall, Courage Under Fire, and Blood Diamond.
Viacom18 Motion Pictures is releasing Jack Reacher: Never Go Back in India on Friday.
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