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Anurag Kashyap tries Gandhigiri, sends scissors to Censor Board with "get well soon" engraved

10, Jun 2016 By Pagla Ghoda

Mumbai: Seasoned movie director Anurag Kashyap who has been involved in a battle with the censor board over Udta Punjab, has decided to give Gandhigiri a chance to resolve the issue. Inspired by Munnabhai films, Mr. Kashyap has now decided to send a truck load of gift wrapped scissors to Pahlaj Nihalani and his Censor board team. Each of these scissors will be engraved with a “get well soon” message.

Censor board’s scissor, working overtime on Udta Punjab

Udta Punjab, Co-produced by Mr. Kashyap’s Phantom Films is stuck with the censor board over the use of some objectionable language.  Speaking to faking News, an unusually calm Mr. Kashyap said, “Yaar I have tried everything to make them understand that I want an A certification so strong language should be fine but they haven’t budged. They are hell bent on cutting scenes so I decided to try some Gandhigiri and gifted them the scissors myself. As it is, the marketing budget of my film was left unused since promotion happened as it is so I thought I will use that money to buy thousands of scissors.”

After staring blankly in oblivion for a few seconds Kashyap spoke again, “We just wanted to show this film about Punjab but have been told to remove references to Punjab so what are we left with, Udta? Kya ud gaya yaar?  Though Udta will be apt I guess as after so many cuts, nobody will give a flying f**k about the film anyway.”

“I didn’t want to make this issue political so I was looking for inspiration and then it hit me, Sanjay Dutt. He has been seen with politicians from every party so taking inspiration from his film was safe. They won’t be linking my fight to any political party then”, Anurag said explaining the decision to choose the method of Gandhigiri.

When we asked Mr. Kashyap what is his next step if Mr. Nihalani doesn’t respond to his Gandhigiri, Mr. Kashyap said, “Well I can take inspiration from my own film Gangs Of Wasseypur as well.”