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Jun 18, 2007 at 10:35am IST

Finally, Black Friday gets go ahead

New Delhi: Director Anurag Kashyap hopes that February 9, will not be a black Friday for his film that finally hits the theatres.

It's been a long wait for the director, as his film Black Friday, based on the 1993 Mumbai blasts, has been lying in the cans for over two years now.

The release will also break the jinx that has haunted the filmmaker. His other film Paanch too remained unreleased, so one doesn't blame Kashyap for being cautious.

"Last time the film got banned on the day of the release. I will heave a sigh of relief after I see the first show in the theatres," says he.

Black Friday was slated to release on the 11th anniversary of the 1993 blasts, but was stalled after 32 accused in the blasts case filed a petition in the Bombay High Court saying that the film should not be promoted as the "true story of the bomb blasts".

Even as the producers agreed to comply with it, a second case was filed by one of the accused saying that the release of the film itself would affect the verdict.

The producers then moved the Supreme Court that ruled that the film could release after the TADA court that was hearing the case pronounced its verdict.

The long wait is finally over but Anurag Kashyap claims he will never forget those days of depression.

"I was in depression for three years and just completed some of my other films for the money," says he.

The film, based on a book by journalist S Hussein Zaidi, shows Mumbai three days before the blast, and then explores the eventual police investigation and the conspiracy behind the blasts.