Anurag Kashyap Accuses Nihalani of Blackmail over ‘Udta Punjab’
Anurag Kashyap gets on Facebook to express his anger over the ‘Udta Punjab’ controversy
Anurag Kashyap followed his press conference over the Udta Punjab censorship issue on Wednesday with a Facebook post. The filmmaker through his message has accused the CBFC chief Pahlaj Nihalani of blackmail, playing dirty politics and building a wall of lies over the issue of censoring Udta Punjab.
We got the official letter in a day after going to press and imdtly after the first hearing of the court. We have a signed acknowledgement from Mr. Nihalani’s office dated yesterday 7 th June , which requests him to give us the official copy. So him saying he gave the letter on Monday is a lie and proof of all his lies. Him pressurising us to delay release, and accepting cuts is and was a thought through strategy. His accusing me of taking money from AAP is not just a lie , is a diversion from the real issue to make the fight for a filmmaker’s right into a political battle.Anurag Kashyap (Facebook)
No I am not a member of AAP or Congress not do I associate with any other political party. I have made more films without a fees than anyone else and I don’t take money that is not earned from anyone.Anurag Kashyap (Faceook)
You can read Anurag’s full FB post here:
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