"There is no sense of freedom here," said the 'Bombay Velvet' director

Its like living in North Korea Anurag Kashyap on censoring of Udta Punjab
Flix Tuesday, June 07, 2016 - 16:30

Anurag Kashyap, one of the producers of "Udta Punjab", has compared the ongoing censorship regarding his upcoming film "Udta Punjab" to the dictator regime of North Korea.

The "Bombay Velvet" director said there is no sense of freedom here.

The 43-year-old filmmaker's tweet came after Censor Board had purportedly raised certain objections regarding references to Punjab following which the movie may have to go through some changes.

"Udta Punjab", starring Shahid Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Alia Bhatt and Diljit Dosanjh in a pivotal role, deals with the substance abuse in Northen part of the state and its effects on the youth.

"There is no film more honest than UDTA PUNJAB... And any person or party opposing it is actually GUILTY of promoting drugs," Kashyap added.

Directed by Abhishek Chaubey, the film is slated to release on June 17.

Kashyap urged political parties to stay away from his censorship battle.

"I request Congress, AAP and other political parties to stay out of my battle. It's my Rights vs the Censorship. I speak only on my behalf." 

The "Gangs of Wasseypur" helmer, who often faces the burnt of censorship, says his fight is not against the Censor Board.

"It's my fight Vs a dictatorial man sitting there operating like an oligarch in his constituency of censor board, that's my North Korea," he said.

"Rest of you go pick your own fights. I will fight mine.

So please don't colour my fight with any political affiliation because there is none."


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