Anurag Kashyap’s Unfiltered Take on Censorship: ‘Faltu Log Faltu Cheezein’
Renowned filmmaker Anurag Kashyap is known for his cinematic brilliance and his fearless stance on censorship. His latest opinions have once again thrown the spotlight on the ongoing struggle between creativity and regulation, particularly in the case of his upcoming film Haddi, where he stars alongside Nawazuddin Siddiqui.
OMG 2’s Brush with Censorship:
OMG 2, a film that touches on universal themes, found itself entangled in the web of censorship, leaving both the audience and Kashyap bewildered. When asked about the ‘A’ (Adults Only) certificate assigned to the film by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), Kashyap candidly shared his thoughts during an interview with IndiaToday.
In his words, “Censor ko ‘lataad’ padi na us picture ke liye. People blasted them. The true intention of a film reaches the audience one way or the other. You cannot stop people from feeling offended. Faltu log faltu cheezein pe kahan bhi offend hote hai. They need to work on their system. They are so weak and thin-skinned that they get offended by anything.”
A Familiar Battle for Anurag Kashyap:
This isn’t the first time Kashyap has locked horns with the Censor Board. From his directorial debut, Paanch, to films like Black Friday, Gulaal, Ugly, and Udta Punjab, he has consistently chosen to tackle bold and contentious subjects, even if it means challenging norms and facing regulatory hurdles.
OMG 2’s Stand Against Censorship:
Featuring Yami Gautam, Pankaj Tripathi, and an extended special appearance by Akshay Kumar, OMG 2 emerged as a focal point of the censorship debate. Despite undergoing over 20 suggested cuts to secure an ‘A’ certificate, the film stood its ground. Notably, it released alongside the successful Gadar 2, and according to industry tracker Sacnilk, it has amassed a significant Rs. 138.42 crore at the Indian box office.
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