Middle East countries ban Anurag Kashyap film

MUMBAI: Citing that the film is vulgar in nature, the Dubai government, along with other countries in the Middle East, has banned Anurag Kashyap‘s That Girl In Yellow Boots (TGIYB) from exhibition.

Confirming the same Kashyap said, "When TGIYB was doing the round of festivals last year, we were not allowed to screen it for the festival panel at Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) because of the subject matter."
The film revolves around a young girl Ruth who comes to the city in search of her father, but is soon faced with moralistic questions when she takes up a job as a masseuse to make ends meet.

"TGIYB is for a mature audience. I don‘t know who in the middle-east decides whether the viewers are mature enough to watch the film or not, but I guess it‘s a moralistic stand," adds Kashyap.

Interestingly, the Censor Board of Film Certification gave an ‘A‘ certificate to the film and passed it without any hassle.

The film releases worldwide on 2 September.

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