Threat calls to AnuragBy Eye TV India Bureau
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Acclaimed Bollywood producer-director Anurag Kashyap has made a movie on the underworld that’s now bringing home threatening phone calls. ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ director is apparently getting calls from unknown numbers. What became of concern is that the callers seem to be complaining that Anurag’s film about the coal mafia of Dhanbad will take the limelight away from the Mumbai mafia! Though there’s no direct or immediate threat, the grouse is over stealing Mumbai’s limelight.
Interestingly, Kashyap’s movie comes three decades after Yash Chopra made his multi-starrer 1979 blockbuster ‘Kaala Patthar’ (starring Amitabh Bachchan, Shashi Kapoor and Shatrughan Sinha) that showcased illegal coal trafficking in and around Dhanbad. Anurag’s film shows the coal mafia in Jharkhand still rules by the barrel of the gun. This mafia is one of the oldest in the country and is believed to be financially stronger than the Mumbai underworld. It has been operating since the start of mining activities during the British
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