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I'll go to Supreme Court if needed: Anurag Kashyap

Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap says he will fight till the end against the Censor Board's objection to his refusal to add anti-smoking disclaimers in his upcoming directorial venture "Ugly". And if the need arises, he will even approach th

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 | 3:54:05 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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Filmmaker anurag kashyap

Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap says he will fight till the end against the Censor Board's objection to his refusal to add anti-smoking disclaimers in his upcoming directorial venture "Ugly". And if the need arises, he will even approach the Supreme Court.

Kashyap has filed a petition in the Bombay High Court against the Central Board of Film Certification in the regard, and he is not willing to release his film with such disclaimers.

"What I feel is (that it is) very unfair. It is absolutely mindless and pointless. If the Bombay High Court does not agree to it, I will go to Supreme Court," Kashyap said here in an interview.

Produced by DAR Motion Pictures and Phantom Films, "Ugly", was earlier slated to release Oct 11 this year but then the release was moved forward to next year as the filmmaker was not willing to carry the anti-smoking disclaimer in the smoking scenes in the film.

"I don't want to release "Ugly" with those (anti-smoking) notifications.

"I have to fight till the end. I have my right to expression. I make my films and in this country, being a democracy I think I am going to pitch my fight till the end to see that what comes out of it because somewhere somebody has to stand up and fight against it," he added.

Known for films like "Gangs Of Wasseypur", "Dev D", "Gulaal" and "No Smoking", Kashyap also said that such disclaimers are an insult to anybody who takes his work seriously.

"Warning (disclaimer) is not just distracting, it is a downright insult to anybody who takes his work seriously.

"I take my films very seriously and I feel it is very insulting that there is a key moment going on in my film and suddenly that logo (disclaimer) appears," said the filmmaker.

"Ugly" features Ronit Roy, Girish Kulkarni, Tejaswini Kolhapure, Surveen Chawla, Siddharth Kapoor and Rahul Bhatt">Rahul Bhatt in key roles.


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Posted on: 18 December 2013 at 9:10pm
DonnaHArvey needs to calm the F*** down. How many foreign films do you see such pointless smoking disclaimers in? Stupidest thing I have ever seen.

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Posted on: 18 December 2013 at 4:00pm
He's. Lost. It !
If it's not a publicity stunt, then he's just making a fool outta himself. I mean, come again, just because he does'nt want his oh-sucha-glorious-flash-of-the-movie to be apparently "ruined", he wants to stop a disclaimer which promotes mass awareness ! O.o It's downright hilarious hearing him say that for this baseless reason he's all "set out to seek justice" He's funny !

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Posted on: 18 December 2013 at 2:57pm
So no disclaimer on item songs saying "Only because you are enjoying nearly naked women on screen doesn't give you the right to rape them"??? What a a stunt for publicity!!! Old skool dear..try something new!

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Posted on: 18 December 2013 at 1:52pm
Well, I wonder how many people actually follow the disclaimers anyway!?
Having, and not having are equal...
It's only useful if people will actually listen...
It's a human mentality he will do whatever is asked him or her not to do...And habits always remain even if it means giving your own life...
But Anurag sir keep fighting I hope censor board never listen you...
If not during the film at least just in the starting and during the interval would be fine!
At first place, it would give your film an appreciation but anyways I hope you aren't publicizing smoking anyways!?
Not having anti-smoking warning states that...
Does it also means that the other film directors that has it, don't take their work seriously!?
Hmm interesting!
If you have to fight...Fight for the right of people not movie that you don't even know would be ugly or beautiful!?

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Posted on: 18 December 2013 at 12:43pm
Hopefully, they don't give into his demands so he and others like him remember the rules before making a movie. He's okay with promoting smoking to thousands of people, regardless of its harmful effects all because he wants his movie to be taken seriously and the signs detract from that? What a joke! Glad these signs will pop up and help stop people glamorizing smoking. To me it seems as if he has lost it!

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Posted on: 18 December 2013 at 11:56am
So, he never knew that he would have to have these disclaimers?
What an idiot! Seems like it is his first movie and he has never seen any movies either where these disclaimers appear.

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Posted on: 18 December 2013 at 9:38am
the guy is out of his mind. unnecessarily cribbing for publicity.

censor board rocks!

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Posted on: 18 December 2013 at 8:14am
I think I know where he is coming from... being a film maker it is quite distracting when that notification appears every now and then on the screen... believe it or not when you spent 18 hours a day on set standing... even these little things can be very bothersome!

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Posted on: 18 December 2013 at 7:34am
I think Anurag kashyap is wrong this time,this is mindless cribbing.

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Posted on: 18 December 2013 at 3:46am
Publicity Stunt.. oppose something which no one has down before.. and get media attention .. A good film will not flop due to these disclaimers

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