Cuts in ‘Batla House’ won’t affect the story: John Abraham on Delhi HC’s green signal

MUMBAI: John Abraham is happy that “Batla House” will not miss its Independence Day release date with the Delhi High Court giving it a go ahead with some changes.

The filmmakers and an Ariz Khan, an accused in the 2008 encounter case, reached a consensus on the changes. Khan was earlier seeking the postponement of the release of the film on the grounds that it would affect his trial.

Abraham, speaking at a press meet after the order on Tuesday, said some people complain about movies being a soft target but that thought never crossed his mind.

“There are responsible filmmakers but some of them, I must say, aren’t very responsible also. I don’t think we fall in that bracket. That’s what democracy is about — if you have a point of view and want to raise a question, you must. It’s absolutely ok,” he said.

John said since the film deals with a contentious topic, those involved in its making should be available to answer the questions of the public.

“If people want to question us, we should be ready with answers. I wouldn’t look at myself or us as the victim here… Every time we say, ‘we are being victimised’, it doesn’t happen like this, it isn’t that bad. Except for faceless trolls on social media. Besides that everything is fine,” he said. (AGENCIES)