Censor Board wasn’t happy with ending of Sholay, had to change it: Ramesh Sippy

I wasn’t happy, but I did that,” said Sippy. Today’s youngsters have a lot more exposure than we did… technology has advanced and it’s helping filmmakers.”
For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App But it doesn’t work,” he said. I was also caught in a sticky situation… how else would Thakur kill him? Director Ramesh Sippy during a conversation with Pune International Film Festival Director Jabbar Patel. “I had shot a different ending for Sholay, where Gabbar is killed by Thakur. Sippy also accused the media of sometimes “misleading” and “creating a controversy to sell papers”. 2018-01-13T09:24:57+00:00″>
Updated: January 13, 2018 9:24 am

They were not happy about Thakur killing Gabbar with his feet. The Kapoor brothers — Randhir, Rishi and Rajiv — inaugurated the Forum on Friday. But they (the Censor Board), didn’t allow that. Sippy (70), who was awarded the ‘PIFF Distinguished Personality Award’ at the festival, made the revelation while being interviewed by Dr Jabbar Patel, during a PIFF Forum at the Raj Kapoor Pavilion. Top News
FIR against Tribune reporter over Aadhaar data breach storyPadmavati becomes 'Padmavat', set to clash with Akshay Kumar's PadMan on January 25Photos: Anushka Sharma back on the sets of Shah Rukh Khan's Zero after dreamy weddingRecalling his own brush with censorship, Sholay director Ramesh Sippy told the audience at the Pune International Film Festival (PIFF) how he had to change the ending of the iconic film because the Censor Board did not quite take to the end envisaged by him. There are many directors who are making excellent films… take Rajkumar Hirani for example. They were also unhappy about too much violence… they said ‘you have to change the end’. On the Indian film industry today, Sippy said, “I don’t agree with those who say today’s films lack good content. They were not happy about Thakur killing Gabbar with his feet. When an audience member asked Sippy about his views on the censorship situation in the country, the director spoke about his own experiences with the Censor Board, before Sholay was released during the Emergency, in August 1975. “Those who copy others tend to do that. He couldn’t have used a gun since he had no arms. The veteran director also cautioned that adding sex and violence to films, unnecessarily, didn’t work at the box office.