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Anurag Kashyap’s Struggles With Quitting Smoking May Just Inspire You to Drop the Cancer Stick

Statutory warning: Smoking is injurious to health.

Anurag Verma | CNN-News18

Updated:May 18, 2018, 1:16 PM IST
Anurag Kashyap’s Struggles With Quitting Smoking May Just Inspire You to Drop the Cancer Stick
Image credits: TVF (100 crore ka Qtiyapa) / YouTube
Smoking is a habit tough to kill. Despite the urges, Anurag Kashyap, who once directed No Smoking, a movie about a chain smoker, has now decided to say bye bye to the cancer stick.

Kashyap, who regularly uses smoking as a "prop" in his movies and had even filed a petition in the Mumbai High Court in 2013 challenging the censor board's notification that mandated certain warning in movies with smoking scenes, has gone tobacco-free since 40 days and is experiencing positive changes in his body.

Opening up in a heartfelt Instagram post, the filmmaker admits that he felt less hungry and was much fatter during his smoking phase that lasted for 25 long years.

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Anurag Kashyap mocking his own movies in All India Bakchod's "Unoffended" video.

Kashyap goes on to say how he can "feel his breath" without choking or coughing and despite the hurdles of withdrawal symptoms, his life is "so much better without picking a cigarette."

Here's the entire text:

40 days since I quit smoking .. have started to eat like a pig and to counter that I swam a 100 lengths in 93 minutes in a 30 metre pool.. And when i smoked , I ate less , was much fatter, and could swim equivalent of a km in 40 minute and only sometime push it to more than that. Now its easier to swim 90 its everyday. I can feel my breath, I dont choke, I dont cough all the time , I don’t wake up with a heavy head and its only forty days. But yes sometime the temptation to pick it back up does surface especially when everyone around us is smoking .Me , the chainsmoker for 25 years , the one who made “no smoking”.. is forced to admit that life is so much better without picking a cigarette.

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