A major plot point set in Kashmir in the latest installment in the Mission: Impossible series that hits cinemas on Friday has been cut from the Indian release, possibly at the behest of the CBFC, The Quint reported.
The climax of Mission: Impossible – Fallout is set in Kashmir and both director McQuarrie and star Tom Cruise have gone at length about featuring the region in the film. McQuarrie has said they wanted a “more politically complex” world for the new Mission: Impossible, and that is how Kashmir found a place in the narrative. They couldn’t get permissions to actually shoot in the state, so New Zealand subbed in for Kashmir.
Understandably, there was significant buzz among Indian fans about how the film will portray the troubled region.