We were just getting ready to see Sunny Deol in an avatar which is polar opposite to what we have seen him so far each time he appears on the screen.
Dwivedi is the man who played Chanakya in the eponymous series.
‘Mohalla Assi’ is the movie-version of the acclaimed novel ‘Kashi ka Assi‘ by Hindi litterateur Kashinath Singh. The book as well as the film is full of expletives and cuss words. It is a satire on the increasing urbanization of the ancient city of Varanasi.
Even a character of Lord Shiva is shown to be uttering expletives.
The Censor Board has been criticized for behaving like a sanctimonious film body especially under its chief Pahlaj Nihalani.
Curiously, Diwedi had opposed the Censor Board’s cuts in Anushka Sharma’s film ‘NH-10’. Its latest decision of issuing a U/A certificate to the iconic children’s tale ‘The Jungle Book’ also evoked shock and criticism. Nihalani had laughably called the film ‘scary’.