Director Anurag Kashyap and Taapsee Pannu Reacts To Manmarziyaan Controversy

| September 20 , 2018 , 14:52 IST

Anurag Kashyap's Manmarziyaan fell into the pool of troubles after the authorities on September 19 ordered the deletion of a few scenes from the film before its screening in Jammu.

The film featuring Taapsee Pannu, Vicky Kaushal and Abhishek Bachchan, was released on 14 September and is being screened at different theatres across the country.

According to media reports, the order was passed by district magistrate of Jammu, Ramesh Kumar following a representation by a Sikh organisation, which claimed that the film had hurt the religious sentiments of the community.

The community raised questions against scenes where the characters are shown smoking and have asked to delete those. Particularly, the one featuring Abhishek Bachchan and Tapsee Pannu smoking and the other one in which Tapsee's character is entering the Gurudwara to get married while thinking of his ex-flame played by Vicky Kaushal.

According to the media reports, Kumar directed the concerned Sub-divisional Magistrates, Tehsildars, Sub-divisional police officers and Station House Officers to ensure the compliance of the order.

Director Anurag Kashyap also addressed the controversy and remarked that their intention was never to hurt anybody's sentiments. Anurag took to his twitter account and shared the details of the deleted scenes.

The lead actress of the film, Tapsee Pannu lashed ardently in her tweet saying " I am sure this edit will assure that no Sikh will ever smoke and no woman will ever think about ANYONE else while getting married in a gurudwara. THIS surely will make Waheguru proud and assures that MY religion is the purest, most righteous and peaceful! #Proud."