The last several days of John Abraham film lead role of ‘Batla the House debate. The film is based on an encounter at Batla House in Delhi. There is a controversy over the story of this film that shows how balanced the court proceedings on the terrorists accused by the director are. After a long hearing, the Delhi High Court on Tuesday allowed the film to be released on Independence Day.
The accused had raised objections to the film
The court allowed the film to be released while the filmmaker and the accused in the encounter case agreed to make some changes to the film. After the consent of both the parties, Justice Vibhu Bakhru said that the filmmakers would be bound by their statements and the appeal of terror accused Ariz Khan in the Batla House case is disposed of. Ariz Khan had appealed that the film’s release is halted as the film may have affected its trial due to its story.
One such appeal was also filed by Shahzad Ahmed, who was serving life imprisonment in the Batla House case. His appeal is still pending in the High Court. Both these accused are also facing a case in connection with the serial bomb blast in 2008. The producers agreed to delete some scenes as well as deliver certain disclaimers in the film. Shahzad and Ariz Khan had objected to these scenes as they were shown both making bombs and confessing charges to the police. In one scene in the film, the word ‘Mujahid’ will also be muted and disclaimer was given that the producers do not endorse either side’s view.
The court has given special instructions to the producers. In its order, the court has also said that the police officer whose life is inspired by the film, his original photos should be removed from the film. After the petition, a special screening of the film was held and it was witnessed by the trial judge and lawyers of both the parties. The court has also ordered the producers of the film to give the disclaimer at the beginning of the film that the film is based on the claims of the Delhi Police and information disclosed in public.
What was the case of Batla House?
Let me tell you that the film is based on an incident of the encounter on 19 September 2008 conducted by the Special Cell of Delhi Police at Batla House in Jamia Nagar. Police claim that the people present in the building that day were allegedly involved in the serial blast in the capital on 13 September 2008.