Taapsee Pannu Photos at United Colors of Benetton Stores
Taapsee Pannu has been protesting online about the forced cuts made on her new film, Manmarziyaan, along with director Anurag Kashyap. Her co-star, Vicky Kaushal, has also retweeted the links to an article by the film’s writer, Kanika Dhillon, in which she criticises the move.
The controversy began on Wednesday, when Kashyap wrote that he would not be removing any scenes from his film, against which an official complaint had been filed for allegedly hurting Sikh sentiments. The filmmaker, who is no stranger to controversy, said that it was technologically impossible for a film to be edited after release. However, the distributors, Eros, had other plans. Without the director’s approval they went ahead and removed certain scenes from the film. Kashyap responded with a sarcastic tweet in which he said that all the problems of the Sikh community are hereby solved. He also made public the phone number of Eros chairman Kishore Lulla. Kashyap’s tweet was later taken down.