Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Filmmaker Abhay Kumar, who is set to debut with the anti-Gandhi movie “Gandhi vs Aazaad”, says he is prepared to fight with the Central Board of Film Certification to secure its release without any cuts.
“As a filmmaker, I will release the film without any cuts. I understand the censor board has its own guidelines to follow, but it’s important for me to take this film worldwide without any cuts. No matter what, I am not ready to compromise with this film,” Abhay told IANS.
“Many friends from the film industry and close friends have told me that it’s not going to be easy for me, but I am prepared for it,” added the grandson of the Bombay Talkies studio founder Raj Narayan Dube.
Abhay will also try to show the film at various film festivals.
“My team is already working on it. They are in talks with a few people to push the film for film festivals as well. If I don’t get a commercial release, it’s fine. I will try to get a festival release because this is the kind of film which needs to reach worldwide,” he said.
“I am not ashamed of this film… I am proud of it and as a filmmaker the film only reveals the truth of our history,” he added.
Written and directed by Abhay, the historical drama will also see him in the title role of revolutionary hero Chandra Shekhar ‘Azad’.