No censor trouble for Gangs of Wasseypur

By Hindustan Times

Anurag Kashyap's Gangs of Wasseypur is facing no trouble from the censor board, say the film’s producers. According to a recent report, Anurag refused to comply with the board’s request to put a disclaimer at the beginning of the film stating that it is a fictionalised account.

Anurag says, “We researched for the film for a year and a half and 90 per cent of the film is true. But we have fictionalised some bits so that there is no direct reference to anyone living or dead.” Adds Guneet Monga, producer, Anurag Kashyap Films, “We have no censor trouble. They have suggested three voice cuts and two discliamers: one saying Smoking is Injurious to Health and another saying the film is a fictionalised account, both of which we have agreed to. The first part of the five hour film will release on schedule with an A certificate.”

The film is about three generations of coal mafia gangs in Wasseypur (Jharkhand) who are obsessed with traditional Hindi cinema. When it went to Cannes, Anurag described it as “a Bollywood-influenced gangster epic, part Western, part documentary.”

The film stars Manoj Bajpai, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Richa Chadda, Reema Sen among others.

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