Anurag Kashyap has alleged that Amitabh Bachchan used his influence to stall the release of Chittagong, which was based on the same subject as his son's movie Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey.
Film titled Chittagong is based on the 1930 Chittagong uprising, led by Surjya Sen and his team of Bengali revolutionaries. While in Gowariker's film Abhishek Bachchan plays the protagonist Surjya Sen, in Chittagong, Manoj Bajpai is the lead actor.
Kashyap, who's nothing to do with film Chittagong, claims that the movie was to release on October 26.
Writer-producer-director of Chittagong, Bedabrata Pain, however, does not want to court any controversy. "Anurag is known to be a very frank and fearless person. I am very honoured that people like he and Vishal Bhardwaj have thrown their weight behind the film. The last thing I want is controversy. Some time ago, I lost my 16-year old son and right now, my priority is my 12-year old son. I want people to come and see Chittagong. Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey has come and gone. The story is yet to be told."
Amitabh Bachchan has decided not to take this issue any further. He told Mumbai Mirror, "This is incorrect and baseless and I do not wish to dignify this undignified remark by commenting on it."