Director Anurag Kashyap, who stunned the audience with his take on romance through his most recent release 'Manmarziyaan', is miffed with the producers of the film. The director has accused the producers of the film of deleting some scenes from the film.
The 'Gangs Of Wasseypur' director took to Twitter to express his anger. The filmmaker put out a tweet with the number of Kishore Lulla of Eros International, the studio behind 'Manmarziyaan'. However, the tweet was taken down by Twitter.
Here's his deleted tweet:
Anurag then tweeted again saying, "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".
Here's his tweet:
Director Anurag Kashyap recently broke his silence on the controversy revolving around his latest release 'Manmarziyaan' wherein certain scenes from the film had allegedly upset religious sentiments.
In his official statement on the matter, Kashyap said, "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."
The statement was released by Kashyap himself after some groups raised an objection to a smoking scene in the film. Many also held protests and demanded a ban on the film.
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