The latest buzz is that Anurag Kashyap dismissed all rumours around the third instalment of 'Gangs Of Wasseypur'. A report about the sequel of 'Gangs Of Wasseypur 2' being on the cards was put out by a web portal recently. However, the filmmaker has denied any such plans, therefore dismissing all speculations about the third instalment of the hit franchise.
'Gangs Of Wasseypur' was released in two parts, 'Gangs Of Wasseypur' and 'Gangs Of Wasseypur Part II'. The films starred actors like Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Richa Chaddha, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Piyush Mishra, Manoj Bajpayee, Rajkummar Rao, Pankaj Tripathi, Huma Qureshi, Reema Sen, Piyush Mishra. The film garnered massive success at the box office and was loved by the audience. The audience has been looking forward to the third part of the film ever since but seems like the wait is going to be longer than expected.
Anurag Kashyap who is quite active on social media recently took to Twitter to break his silence on the ongoing controversy around his latest release 'Manmarziyaan'. Kashyap put out a statement on social media on Wednesday, September 19.
In his statement, Kashyap wrote, "I am not in India and I have been reading about the Sikh community feeling offended by the smoking scene. This film is not commenting on a community , it talks about individuals and their choices. Every step of the way, we asked for guidance from Sikh people for the film. When we shot the sequence in Gurudwara , we were told we can’t shoot them getting married as it can’t be faked so me made the actors do only “Mattha tekna “. When we were shooting scenes , no member of crew was allowed to smoke inside the houses . When we shot the smoking scene , it was shot on the street and there were close to 150 people watching the shoot. We asked before doing the scene and were told that he has to take the Turban off before he smokes away from his house. We were also shown how Robbie should take the turban off with both hands and how he should hand it over and how the cousin should take it . Most of the 150 people in the crowd were sikhs and we were told that’s how it is. We created what we saw with our own eyes and after discussion. It was never the intention to hurt the community and why would we do that when we got so much love from them . The city of Amritsar opened their hearts and doors to us and everything was done with utmost care . Not a single thing was shot without guidance. We wanted to show things the way they are. No religion teaches crime or anything anti-humanity , yet those things happen. It doesn’t mean they are offending the religion. Manmarziyaan is a story of three individuals and not their religion. I am sorry if anyone feels genuinely hurt but I would also request that please don’t make this unnecessary political because it’s not. I have always put out things the way they are without an agenda. Technology does not allow us to cut a scene and it affects the story telling . So I definitely can not do that now.To those whose hurt is genuine , I offer a genuine apology , that wasn’t my intention. And for those who are doing it for attention , I am glad you have got the attention."
Here's his tweet:
The filmmaker then put out a tweet as the smoking scene from 'Manmarziyaan' was edited sans his approval. Anurag put out a tweet mentioning Kishore Lulla from Eros and gave out his contact number in his post. However, the tweet was taken down some time after it was posted. That did not stop Kashyap from posting another tweet with the conversation with the Twitter authorities. He tweeted, "Before my tweet is taken down -Congratulations . Here by all problems of Punjab are solved and Sikh youth have been saved . Happy to be back in LaLa land again. Next time you are threatened by a film please call Kishore Lulla directly on Eros knows how to solve matters in minutes".
Check out his tweet here:
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