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Wasseypur locals call for ban on Anurag Kashyap film

MUMBAI: Since the time it came to light that Annurag Kashyap‘s Gangs of Wasseypur would have its world premiere at the Cannes film festival, the film has been in the news.


Now, the film has been drawn into a controversy with the residents of Naya Bazaar, Wasseypur, Dhanbad who are demanding a ban on the film.


They have claimed that the film had several objectionable dialogues and the film was a plot to defame the people of Wasseypur. Even Kashyap had uttered derogatory words about the place, they claimed.


The residents submitted a memorandum to I&B Minister Ambika Soni and Babulal Marandi requesting a ban on the film, while copies of the same were handed over to Governor Sayed Ahmed and Union Minister Subodhkant Sahay.


Social activist Parvez Akhtar has said that portraying the place in such a bad light in contrast to reality was demeaning.


"Gangs of Wasseypur" is a film based in a small town of Jharkhand. It is a story on revenge that portrays the coal mafia in and around coal mines of Jharkhand.

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