Apparently he is in trouble for exposing Wasseypur's coal mafia
A still from 'Gangs of Wasseypur'
It looks like it’s not all hunky dory for the ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ camp which enjoyed attention and adulation at the Cannes Film Festival.
Apparently, ever since the release date of the film was announced, Syed Zeeshan Qadri, the writer of the amazing script that is based on the coal mafia of Wasseypur (a small town near Dhanbad in Jharkhand) has been getting death threats if he should ever return to Wasseypur.
A source close to the writer revealed to a tabloid that Qadri's realistic take on the situation in Wasseypur has upset and angered the local families involved. Even the residents of Wasseypur are protesting against the title of the film as they think it could portray them negatively and destroy their reputation.
Although the producer of the film, Anurag Kashyap, has maintained that that the film was a work of fiction, it is believed that Qadri is being harassed because the movie has revealed a bit too much about the coal mafia in the film and has apparently portrayed real life characters.
Qadri is believed to be in Mumbai right now. He has been advised by Anurag to lie low till the film's release. Qadri's family is still in his hometown, Wasseypur, and has been asked to be vigilant at all times. At the moment, Qadri is avoiding answering the phone and talking to the media.