'Udta Punjab' row: Anurag Kashyap asks political parties to stay away

| Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 17:35
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Udta Punjab censor: Anurag Kashyap asks political parties to stay away
Mumbai: Anurag Kashyap, on Tuesday, asked the political parties to stay out of the ‘Udta Punjab’ controversy and said he will fight his own battle.
Terming the board dictatorial, Kashyap tweeted, “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.”
“Don't colour my fight with any political affiliation because there is none,” Kashyap said in another tweet.
Congress had slammed the CBFC saying the board should rate films and not censor them.
Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), the censor board in India, headed by Pahlaj Nihalani, had earlier suggested 40 cuts to the film. The cuts were allegedly reported to be motivated politically. And when the word Punjab was asked to be dropped from the title, a new frenzy began.
Kashyap had said the essence of the film will go away even if there was one cut. He also said that any person or party opposing the film was actually supporting drugs.
Anurag Kashyap had, however, urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to look into the matter. In a tweet which was rather intriguing, Kashyap wrote, “@narendramodi UDTA Punjab”.
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