Anurag Kashyap on 'Udta Punjab' storm: It's like living in North Korea

Jun 07, 2016, 13:49 IST | PTI

Anurag Kashyap, one of the producers of "Udta Punjab", has compared the ongoing censorship regarding his upcoming film "Udta Punjab" to the dictator regime of North Korea.

Anurag Kashyap
Anurag Kashyap

The "Bombay Velvet" director said there is no sense of freedom here.

"I always wondered what it felt like to live in North Korea... Ab to plane pakadney ki bhi zaroorat nahin...," he posted on Twitter.

The 43-year-old filmmaker's tweet came after Censor Boardhad purportedly raised certain objections regarding references to Punjab following which the movie may have to go through some changes.

"Udta Punjab", starring Shahid Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Alia Bhatt and Diljit Dosanjh in a pivotal role, deals with the substance abuse in Northen part of the state and its effects on the youth.

"There is no film more honest than UDTA PUNJAB... And any person or party opposing it is actually GUILTY of promoting drugs," Kashyap added.

Directed by Abhishek Chaubey, the film is slated to release on June 17.

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