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Soha Ali Khan and Vir Das’ 31st October to be part of school syllabus?

Sources suggest that Soha Ali Khan starrer 31st October might make it to school textbooks for its content and connect with Indian history.

bollywood Updated: Oct 21, 2016 08:03 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Soha Ali Khan,Vir Das,31st October
31st October is based on the aftermath of Indira Gandhi’s assassination by her two Sikh bodyguards, which completely shook the political scenario of the country.

According to fresh reports, writer-producer Harry Sachdeva’s film 31st October, starring actors Soha Ali Khan and Vir Das might soon be included in school textbooks as a chapter. The film is an edge-of-the-seat thriller, based on the aftermath that ensued post Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s assassination by her two Sikh bodyguards, which completely shook the country.

The film was earlier slated to release on October 7 but was postponed due to a PIL that demanded a ban on the film alleging that it portrayed a political figure in a bad light. After several protests and a legal battle, the film will finally hit the screens today — with a solo release status.

Since the subject of film closely depicts the darkest days in Indian history, the makers including Sachdeva and National award winning filmmaker Shivaji Lotan Patil have proposed Censor Board of Film Certification (CBFC) to include a part of it in the history books.

A source says, “While the young generation might still be oblivious to the tragic incidents of 31st October post Indira Gandhi’s assassination, a detailed report of the same through the medium of school syllabus will help them understand the incident better.”

“As part of their syllabus, the makers hope school children will get to study about this part of the incident,” the source adds.

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First Published: Oct 21, 2016 08:00 IST