Anurag Kashyap Accuses Nihalani of Blackmail over ‘Udta Punjab’

Anurag Kashyap gets on Facebook to express his anger over the ‘Udta Punjab’ controversy

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Anurag Kashyap (Photo courtesy: Instagram)

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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