Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap has criticised censor board chief Pahlaj Nihalani for giving an ‘A’ certificate to Hansal Mehta’s real-life based drama “Aligarh”.
The movie, starring Manoj Bajpayee and Rajkummar Rao, is based on the real-life incident of professor Shrinivas Ramchandra Siras, who was fired from his job because of his alleged sexual orientation.
“Aligarh trailer has been given the A certificate because the film is about what all the Pahlaj Nihalani’s of Aligarh did to one man,” Kashyap posted on twitter.
“Aligarh” trailer has been given the A certificate because the film is about what all the Pahlaj Nihalani’s of Aligarh did to one man..
— Anurag Kashyap (@anuragkashyap72) January 30, 2016
Eralier, Mehta expressed his displeasure over the censor board’s decision to give an A certificate to the film’s trailer.
“We have only a month to promote the film. It’s not only an important entertainment medium but important film for our nation. They have put a stop to the promotions by giving the promo an A certificate,” Mehta said.
“This promo can now run only with an A-certificate film. I am showing the trailer in protest and absolute anger,” he added.
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