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.
the film has been drawn into a controversy with the
residents of Naya Bazaar, Wasseypur, Dhanbad who are
demanding a ban on the film.
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.
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
activist Parvez Akhtar has said that portraying the
place in such a bad light in contrast to reality was
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.