Manmarziyaan Controversy: Director Anurag Kashyap Seeks Apology To Sikh Community
A complaint against the director of the movie Manmarziyaan, Anurag Kashyap was lodged in Nainital on Wednesday where the Sikh community complained about the scene in the movie in which a character is smoking hurting the Sikh Community.
Following which Anurag Kashyap apologised for unintendedly hurting the sentiment of the Sikh Community.
The director has issued a detailed response justifying the scene in question. As per his version, every scene of the movie was filmed under the supervision of several prominent Sikh people and they guided the crew at every step.
The expert said that a wedding scene could not be shot at the Golden Temple. It was only restricted to 'Mattha Tekna'.
Kashyap wrote further that the crew took the advice of the public and they told that the character should remove his turban with respect before smoking.
My statement on the brewing controversy.
- Anurag Kashyap (@anuragkashyap72) September 19, 2018
The complainant mentioned not only the name of Anurag Kashyap but also Taapsee Pannu and Abhishek Bachchan.
Gurvinder Singh Chadha, an RTI activist has filed a complaint with the police in Haldwani, Uttaranchal against the movie for disrespecting the religious faith of Sikh community.
Kashyap further wrote everything in the movie was done with utmost care and the city of Amritsar opened their hearts and doors to all the members of the crew. Everything in the movie was done with utmost care and guidance. As all the things were shown as they are. Seeking further apology he said those who are trying to get attention out of the movie have already got lots of attention.
Kashyap has already gifted the audiences some of the best movies like Gangs of Wasseypur 1 and 2, Dev.D He also co-directed Netflix's Sacred Games and made the film No Smoking in 2007.
The story of Manmarziyaan revolves around the three-way love story set in Amritsar. Already the movie has got lots of positive reviews and but got moderate success in the box office.