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Abhishek Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu and Vicky Kaushal starrer ‘Manmarziyaan’ is embroiled in a controversy, due to some scenes in the Anurag Kashyap directorial that has left some members of the Sikh community unhappy. The director had even issued a statement apologising for hurting the sentiments unintentionally. But a Sikh organisation has filed a petition in the Jammu wing of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Tuesday, 18 September, asking the director to issue a clarification.


The said scenes were one where Robbie (Abhishek Bachchan) is shown removing his turban before going away from his house for a smoke. Smoking is prohibited in Sikhism. The other was of Taapsee’s character entering a Gurudwara to get married while thinking of her ex-flame played by Vicky Kaushal. They were deleted from the film’s screenings in Punjab.

A netizen took to Twitter and pointed out the CBFC cuts in the film. Check out his tweet here:

Anurag hit back with a sardonic reply for all those who felt threatened by a scene in the movie.

Not only Anurag, but even actress Taapsee Pannu took to the social media to hit back at the order to delete the “objectionable” scenes in their film. Taapsee vehemently lashed out at the order with a tweet, “I am sure this edit will assure that no Sikh will ever Smoke and no woman will ever think about ANYONE else while getting married in a Gurudwara.”

The ‘Pink’ star in her usual feisty manner was soon involved in a heated exchange on the social media, check out her tweets here:

She further added,

Directed by Anurag Kashyap, produced by Colour Yellow Productions and Phantom Films, and presented by Eros International and Aanand L Rai, ‘Manmarziyaan’ released on September 14, 2018.

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