Busy keeping a track on the views to the trailer of Ugly over social networking sites, Anurag Kashyap simultaneously spoke about releasing and premiering Ugly in International markets at Film Festivals before bringing it to the Indian audience. Well, we wonder is it that an ‘International Tag’ when attached to his films which generally have strong elements of realistic scenarios help him in getting the Indian audience to the theaters?

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To this the director said, “I would always have gone the festival route for Ugly. In fact, after going to international film festivals it actually is a disadvantage for a film in India, as people think that it must be a serious, boring kind of a film. Normally they do think like that. But for me, going to the festivals is important because it opens up a world market, which actually is much more beneficial to a film and to us.”

Anurag Kashyap at an event
Anurag Kashyap at an event

Further talking about the bumpy censorship ride that he has faced time and again, he adds, “I don’t care on that, I do what I want to do, and after that we will fight our battle. Yes, I am talking in general, people get scared of Censorship, but I can’t make a film in fear. I don’t pay attention to what it is. I will make a film with all honesty and I will fight my battle and argue my way through. I feel I am a responsible filmmaker and not doing things just for the sake of it. There is a very well thought through reasons why I do certain things in the film, we will argue with that when it comes to that. And when censors saw ‘Ugly’ they applauded it and said, ‘We have to put it on censor because it’s a law’.”

In his opinion we should not censor but certify films under the age group pattern. “Censor should not dictate the content, they should certify films; like people under the age of 18, 20 and so are not eligible to watch the particular film,” said the director.

Ugly, is set to hit the theaters on 26th December, 2014.

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