‘Manmarziyaan’ producers have deleted three scenes from the film after members of the Sikh community objected to a couple of scenes which have hurt religious sentiments. The producers approached the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) regarding the matter.
According to a censor copy, the three deleted scenes include a 29-second smoking sequence of Abhishek Bachchan, a minute long scene featuring Taapsee Pannu and Abhishek entering a gurudwara where she thinks of her lover Vicky Kaushal and an 11-second scene where Taapsee is shown smoking.
Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap took to twitter lashed out on the censor board, Sikh critics and Eros.
Congratulations . Here by all problems of Punjab are solved and Sikh youth have been saved . Happy to be back in LaLa land again. Next time you are threatened by a film please call Kishore Lulla directly on +91 98679 66661. Eros knows how to solve matters in minutes.. https://t.co/j42RN2GtV0
— Anurag Kashyap (@anuragkashyap72) September 20, 2018
Earlier the director had tweeted his official statement as well when the controversy had reached a heating point.
My statement on the brewing controversy.
— Anurag Kashyap (@anuragkashyap72) September 19, 2018