By Hindustan Times
Gangs of Wasseypur (GOW) has been banned in Kuwait and Qatar for being offensive to Muslims. Director Anurag Kashyap is bemused: “How’s that possible, unless the censor body lacks objectivity?” Has it affected the revenue? “I’ve never had a release in the Middle-East before. We sold it on minimum guarantee and, so far, the distributor hasn’t complained since it is doing well in the UAE.”
A section of the audience in India has been wondering how the censors passed a film high on violence and expletives.
Anurag retorts, “I’m sorry your children can’t see my film, they can watch the Disney film, Brave, instead. We made a film for those with a mental age of over 18. I don’t have to be conservative because you are.”
Earlier, the first show of GOW was cancelled in Dhanbad for