Anurag Kashyap has been very vocal about his fight with the CBFC regarding the cuts for his co-production, Udta Punjab.
In an exclusive interview with CNN-News18, Kashyap spoke about his issues with the board and clarified that the film doesn't paint Punjab in a bad light.
"It's been four weeks, we haven't heard from the Revising Committee of the CBFC on the proposed cuts. We've been kept in a limbo. In order for us to go ahead to the Tribunal or the Supreme Court, we will need an official document," he said.
Kashyap informed that when his team approached Pahlaj Nihalani for further clarity he said that the letter has "left the office" but hasn't been received by anyone yet.
The most important question to ask to him would be whether there seems to be any pressure from political parties on the representation of Punjab in the film.
Kashyap clarifies, "If this was just happening with Udta Punjab I would say it is political. However, this happened with Prakash Jha, with Mastizaade, and many other films over this last one year. It is like one person acting like a monolith. I am not going to sit here and assume that Akali Dal or BJP has asked the CBFC to make the cuts. I am just going to say that there is nothing derogatory in the film about Punjab. It's about youth and drugs."