{ Page-Title / Story-Title }

News Hindi

Anurag Kashyap thanks CBFC for U/A certificate to Mukkabaaz

The filmmaker, whose films often run into trouble with the censor board, thanked the CBFC and the Union I&B minister Smriti Irani for clearing his film with minimum cuts.

Photo: Shutterbugs Images

Mayur Lookhar

Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap thanking the Central Board of Film Certification is an unusual occurrence, as more often than not, he is at loggerheads with the censor board.

Kashyap's Mukkabaaz has been certified U/A and the filmmaker expressed his gratitude to lyricist and CBFC chief Prasoon Joshi and Union minister for information and broadcasting, Smriti Irani.

Earlier, the filmmaker tweeted that they readily agreed to one audio cut, and that enabled the makers to get the U/A certifcate.

Known for his forthright views, Kashyap also revealed that the board asked him to explain his intention to make the film and he spoke fearlessly. He said this happened during Gangs of Wasseypur (2012) when Leela Samson was the CBFC chief. 

Mukkabaaz is slated to be released on 12 January, when it will compete with Cinestaan Film Company’s Kaalakaandi, starring Saif Ali Khan.

Kashyap's troubles with the CBFC are well-known. They began under the chairmanship of Pahlaj Nihalani and his team who had refused to certify films likes Udta Punjab (2016) and Raman Raghav 2.0 (2016).  

Udta Punjab, which was produced by Kashyap, was eventually cleared by the Punjab high court, while the latter was cleared by Film Certification Appellate Tribunal.