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Films are not charity or NGOs, says Anurag Kashyap

The director said Mukkabaaz may be a pro-sports films, but it is not an advertisement for boxing.

Edited by: India TV Entertainment Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: January 10, 2018 18:30 IST ]
Anurag Kashyap
Anurag Kashyap

Director Anurag Kashyap, who is gearing up for the release of his upcoming film Mukkabaaz, has stated that filmmakers are not expected to give a message through their movies. He added that a film is not charity or an NGO.

"Films are not supposed to give a message. A film is not a charity or an NGO. We have been making love stories since forever but people still don't know how to love.

"Even if a film gives a message, people clap for a moment and then forget. As a filmmaker, I don't believe in giving a message. The only time I gave a message in my film was in 'Black Friday'," Kashyap said in a group interview here.

The director said "Mukkabaaz" may be a pro-sports films, but it is not an "advertisement" for boxing.

"It is a film which shows us a mirror. What people take from it depends on them."

The film has been given a U/A certificate by the CBFC and Kashyap yesterday praised censor board chief Prasoon Joshi for a "reasonable, rational and empowering experience".

While the CBFC was criticised for suggesting modifications in Bhansali's "Padmavat", including a title change, Kashyap said he believes in speaking against or for any authority, based on his "personal experiences".

"Padmavat' getting modifications is not my personal experience with CBFC. I have had my own experiences with the censor board. It was my first experience with Prasoon and I was literally given the space and respect a filmmaker should get. I was given the space to explain the context of thethings in my film and it has never happened before.

"What 'Padmavati' went through only Bhansali knows. My personal experience has been great (this time). I have always said the CBFC is not supposed to cut the film. I still believe in that and we are heading towards it. It is going to be a long process."

Kashyap said being the head of CBFC is not an easy job and he would never want to be in that situation.

"Prasoon's position is not an easy place to be in. He will be accused of a lot of things and by the end of it, will lose a lot of friends. I would never want to be in such aposition.

"If something wrong happens I criticise it, but when something good has happened, I am suppose to praise it as well," he said.

(With PTI Inputs)

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