Onir’s next film, We Are, has been rejected by the ministry of defence, and the filmmaker has said that it was because his script was about an army officer who is a gay character. Onir’s gay character in the film was inspired by the real-life story of Major J Suresh. 

Responding to the development, Onir told NDTV, “According to the new law, if you have any character or anything to do with the forces, the Indian army, you have to get an NOC from the Indian army to be able to make that film. Otherwise, you won’t be able to get that certified. On December 16, I formally applied (for the NOC) with my script, which I think treats everything with a lot of dignity and respect. I am not out here to demean anybody. I have a lot of love and respect for the Indian army.”

“Then, the day before yesterday is when I got the email and I was told that the ‘content has been examined, analysed and…

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