Anurag Kashyap On Pahlaj Nihalani’s Allegation & Blatant Lies Of Paid Trolls

Posted: June 8, 2016 by moifightclub in bollywood, News
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anurag--300x300So after taking a hard stand with censorship, the trolls are out there creating diversion from the issue with blatant lies and accusations. Since I can not put up this post on Twitter, am writing it here.

I have had run ins with censor many times. First was Paanch which everyone still believes was banned by censors. The truth is the film was cleared by revising committee after a few cuts and two disclaimers, and the same version , the cleared one is available on the net.

Black Friday was cleared uncut by censors but were blocked by the court as the case was under trial. Finally Justice Sabharwal cleared the film for exhibition in two years from when it was blocked even before the verdict was out. A lot of film stayed intact except some references to Shiv Sena that were cut out under pressure.

Gulaal was never caught up in any censor issue, the film had few references muted in one dialogue. It was stuck in production. Most of the lists the trolls are floating on the net of a million cuts on every film are lists of cuts made for TV of the adult films.

Ugly was never stuck with censor board, it was cleared. We decided to push the film to fight the health ministry on anti-smoking logo. It was our decision to fight the then government and we lost the case, in Court. Film came out intact.

Water was not allowed to shoot at all and that was not during the UPA government, and that’s when first time I met Mr. Jaitley and was an admirer of his since. But in all the battles, I never felt that I was being silenced or blackmailed into doing something against my will. All those battles were a fair fight of belief systems, all those fights were not being lost, not knowing what’s going on. All those battles we knew who and what the enemy was, be it a person, a thought or just the understanding of the board.

This one is different. This was blackmail, this has been a wall of lies. We got the official letter in a day after going to press and immediately 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. And in this he is being helped by all the trolls to make sure that the real issue somewhere is lost in the political blame game.

So I request to not get involved in any rumour mongering and let us stick to the real honest issue of freedom of expression, and free thought, and, our rights as film makers versus the censorship. No, I am not a member of AAP or Congress, nor 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. Thank you.

– Anurag Kashyap

Comments
  1. ALLWYN RABELLA says:

    On Wed, Jun 8, 2016 at 8:23 PM, F.i.g.h.t C.l.u.b wrote:

    > moifightclub posted: “So after taking a hard stand with censorship, the > trolls are out there creating diversion from the issue with blatant lies > and accusations. Since I can not put up this post on Twitter, am writing it > here. I have had run ins with censor many times. First ” >

  2. indiayapa says:

    Every issue somehow gets politicised and troll take the centrestage.

    There is a satire on the same issue here: https://indiayapa.wordpress.com/2016/06/09/will-not-let-anyone-have-sex-with-their-doors-open-pahalaj-nihalani/

  3. ALLWYN RABELLA says:

    *Hello friends, *

    *My name is Allwyn Rabella , *

    *In response to what Indian Cinema going through because of Central Board of Film Certification, I have come out with this. I choose to voice through my Poem. I am an independent film maker and more than that a lover of cinema. I am also audience. So Anurag and whole team of ‘Udta Punjab’, we stand with you as an audience , as a film maker and as an artist. We are together. We will stand and remain stand still. *

    *I dont know how good or bad is this piece of writing , but I would like to send it to you.*

    *Thanks *

    *All support and regards *

    *Allwyn Rabella*

    *सिनेमा *

    अब और कितना काटना है इन परो को ,

    और कितना जकड़ना है इन उड़ानों को ,

    और कितना छाटना है इन परिंदों को ,

    आखिर ये तो पंखी है , पिंजरे मे नहीं उड़न इसकी ,

    आपकी सोच ज़मी तक की सही, उसकी सोच को ना बांधो ,

    ये जो देखता है वो बकता है,

    ये जो सुनता है वो चुनता है ,

    ये जो पढता है वो लिखता है ,

    ये बस एक सच है ,

    जो आधा भी हो सकता है या पूरा भी ,

    मगर फिर भी अगर आपको काटना ही है तो बेशक काटो ,

    खत्म कर दो अगर कर सकते हो ,

    दफन कर दो बनावटी असुलोसे ,

    और जला डालो सियासी तरकीबो से ,

    मगर याद रखन ये फिनिक्स है , खाख हो कर भी उठेगा ,

    मरते मरते भी चीखेगा,

    आप उसे कुछ भी नाम दे दो ,

    हम इस पंछी को सिनेमा कहते है.

    * Written by : Allwyn Rabella *

    On Wed, Jun 8, 2016 at 8:23 PM, F.i.g.h.t C.l.u.b wrote:

    > moifightclub posted: “So after taking a hard stand with censorship, the > trolls are out there creating diversion from the issue with blatant lies > and accusations. Since I can not put up this post on Twitter, am writing it > here. I have had run ins with censor many times. First ” >

    • Anshul says:

      मैं “फीनिक्स” नहीं|
      मैं राम हूँ|
      मैंने सीता को जलाया
      फिर जो बची तो घर से निकला|

      *rest of it is censored*

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