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"Independence Day 2" Makers Didn't Show India Being Destroyed Because "Indians Are Too Touchy"

Guess we have to outrage against this film too now.

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Feature films, both local and international, have had a hard time releasing in India recently, with censors refusing to let through anything even mildly controversial.

Even the general public has been known to raise a hue and cry about some films hurting their sentiments.

Well, Independence Day: Resurgence, the sequel to the 1996 smash hit, is scheduled to hit the big screen on June 24, and the makers decided to stay a step ahead of the game...

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By making sure they didn't include a single scene with anything even remotely Indian in a state of destruction.

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The film shows everything from Las Vegas to the Burj Khalifa being annihilated. But according to a Mumbai Mirror report, the makers decided to avoid Indian monuments because, "Well, Indians are too touchy."

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“Keeping the sensitivities of all the religious groups and other activists in mind, the makers were asked to not shoot in India or portray any prominent monuments being damaged,” an unnamed studio source told Mumbai Mirror.

The news comes less than a year after the censors asked the makers of Pixels to remove a scene which shows the Taj Mahal being destroyed.

So it's not like there wasn't precedent for their fears.
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So it's not like there wasn't precedent for their fears.

Congrats, fellow Indians. Our tendency to outrage is world famous now.