Director Anurag Kashyap has had a run-in with the censor board for a long time. Kashyap says that the Censor Board has been the kindest to his new film Raman Raghav 2.0, but he is still not willing to accept any cuts.

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About his trouble with the censors, Kashyap, at the trailer launch, said: “Right now, let’s see what happens. The censor board in a way has been the kindest to this film, because they actually liked it and whatever.”

“But for me, in this film there are many things that I want them to stay intact. So for me, I would not be satisfied with a single cut. And to avoid any kind of a cut, we will do whatever it will take,” Anurag added.

Raman Raghav 2.0: Anurag Kashyap Won't Accept Any Cuts From Censor Board
Raman Raghav 2.0: Anurag Kashyap Won’t Accept Any Cuts From Censor Board

Kashyap’s troubles with the censor is well-known; his debut film, Paanch is still reportedly unreleased due to the censor board’s objections. He also delayed the release of his film Ugly for a long time as he didn’t want to carry the anti-smoking disclaimer, but eventually relented.

He clarified that Raman Raghav 2.0 is just inspired from the infamous 1960s serial killer Raman Raghav and is not a biopic. “If you look at the film from one way, it is fiction, but a lot of elements are borrowed from the original story… It’s always very difficult, but this is not really based on a real-life character,” Anurag said.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui plays the title character in the film and the film will hit the theaters on 24th June, 2016.

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