No Love Please, It Is Nehru
The I&B ministry has written to the producers of Indian Summer, a British film on the “affair” between Pandit Nehru and Edwina Mountbatten, asking them to delete portions of the script.
- Outlook has accessed the five specific objections raised in a letter dated July 27, 2009
- The film is not based on recorded facts, say the officials. So, from the outset, it should be declared as a work of fiction.
- No scenes showing physical intimacy should be filmed between Nehru and Edwina.
- No gestures or actions, or words of love or affection, should be filmed.
- No kissing scenes should be included.
- The word "love" has to be struck off from six dialogues in the submitted script
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