Films shot abroad will need ‘no animal cruelty’ tag

NEW DELHI: One of the key characters in Zoya Akhtar’s Bollywood film Dil Dhadakne Do, set mostly on a cruise ship in the Mediterranean, was Pluto Mehra, a bullmastiff. For those who haven’t had the pleasure of sitting through this near three-hour film, the scene-stealing dog was also the narrator (voiced by Aamir Khan).

Akhtar and her producers would have had to get the Animal Welfare Board of India to vouch that the dog wasn’t harmed in any of the scenes shot in India but not for th ..

Date: 7/10/2015