Kashyap posted his views on the controversy on FB. Excerpts:
So after taking a hard stand with censorship the trolls are out there creating diversion from the issue with blatant lies and accusations... Most of the lists the trolls are floating on the net of a million cuts on every film are lists of cuts made for TV of the adult films... in all the battles, I never felt that I was being silenced or blackmailed into doing something against my will. All those battles were a fair fight of belief systems... All those battles we knew who and what the enemy was... This one is different. This was blackmail, this has been a wall of lies. We got the official letter in a day after going to press and imdtly after the first hearing of the court. We have a signed acknowledgement from Mr. Nihalani’s office dated yesterday 7 th June, which requests him to give us the official copy. So him saying he gave the letter on Monday is a lie and proof of all his lies. Him pressurising us to delay release, and accepting cuts is and was a thought through strategy. His accusing me of taking money from AAP is not just a lie , is a diversion from the real issue to make the fight for a filmmaker’s right into a political battle. And in this he is being helped by all the trolls to make sure that the real issue somewhere is lost in the political blame game. So I request to not get involved in any rumour mongering and let us stick to the real honest issue of freedom of expression and free thought and our rights as film makers versus the censorship.