Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap on Thursday expressed angst after three scenes -- two involving Sikhs smoking -- were deleted from his latest movie MANMARZIYAAN, apparently without his knowledge.
"Hereby all problems of Punjab are solved and Sikh youth have been saved. Happy to be back in La la land again. Next time you are threatened by a film please call Kishore Lulla directly... Eros knows how to solve matters in minutes," Kashyap tweeted in response to a post featuring a censor copy mentioning the deleted scenes.
Dated September 18, the censor copy mentioned the three scenes that were "voluntary deletions made by the applicant after the certification". The scenes include one featuring Abhishek Bachchan's Robbie smoking and one with Taapsee Pannu's Rumi smoking. The third scene had the two of them enter a Gurudwara as bride and groom while Rumi thought about her past with Vicky Kaushal's character.
Members of the Sikh community in Ambala had reportedly expressed displeasure over the smoking scene. According to media reports, a petition was also filed in the Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Tuesday by a Sikh organization objecting to a scene in which Abhishek's character smokes a cigarette after taking off his turban.
Kashyap's angry reaction also mentioned the contact number of Kishore Lulla, Chairman, Eros International, the presenter of MANMARZIYAAN, but Twitter took down the tweet later.
The one time the censor board showed maturity and our spineless studios shat and ran. What a terrible precedent to set. https://t.co/Oz3BoKumRz— Vikramaditya Motwane (@VikramMotwane) September 20, 2018
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 pic.twitter.com/4yqU3T9utK— Anurag Kashyap (@anuragkashyap72) September 20, 2018
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