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Kashyap accuses Big B of delaying film

Anurag Kashyap has alleged that Big B used his influence to stall the release of Chittagong, based on the same subject as his son's movie Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey. Read on to know how Big B reacted to his allegation.

entertainment Updated: Dec 09, 2010 17:51 IST

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.

Anurag Kashayp wrote on his Facebook page, "See Chittagong, a far superior film made on the same subject as Anurag KashyapKhelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey.. At 1/8 th the cost, far superior actors and immense passion... Producers decided to sit on it, because of a phone call from someone, because that someone was trying desperately to save his son's career... welcome to Bollywood, where whose son you are outshines all the hard work and passion and potential and talent. KHJJS came and went, now what?"

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."