Internet Users Slam Anurag Kashyap For His Twitter Rant Against PM Modi
A file photo of Anurag Kashyap. (Image: Yogen Shah)
Wading into the row over ban on the release of films with Pakistani artistes due to tension between the two countries, filmmaker Anurag Kashyap on Sunday said when Indian filmmakers are being penalised, the Prime Minister should also apologise for his Lahore trip.
Kashyap, 44, said that why should only filmmakers, who have completed shoot of their respective films, have to face the situation of a ban.
But the 44-year-old's tweet didn't go down well with social media users. They criticised, slammed him for blaming the Prime Minister for banning the artistes while the decisions was actually taken by the COEAI.
@anuragkashyap72 You took a business risk when you hired the Pakistani Artists, so why are you now trying to justify your actions.
— Ashish Shah (@securityashish) October 17, 2016
@anuragkashyap72 Now we understand why some Indian film makers has poor knowledge about diplomacy.
— Indian (@ZThunderBolt) October 17, 2016
— चार लोग (@WoCharLog) October 16, 2016
Nation First, nobody is above nation...u , me or anyone....I mean anyone..... #anuragkashyap
— Uday Shankar (@udayshankar2016) October 17, 2016
@anuragkashyap72 bollywood is just an entertainment...but India is our home...country comes first...
— Purnendu Das (@pd_6000) October 17, 2016
Some from within the film fraternity too thought that Kashyap's rant against PM Modi wasn't justified.
Whatever Anurag Kashyap said is wrong, Neither BJP nor Govt issued any ban,it has become a trend to protest agnst Modiji- Madhur Bhandarkar pic.twitter.com/Dl8B3bTndl
— ANI (@ANI_news) October 16, 2016
One social media user also mentioned that peace was given a chance and it was only after Pakistan did not reciprocate that the ban was enforced.
— Rachit B Sahgal (@rbsahgal) October 17, 2016
While majority of Internet users were against Kashyap's Twitter rant against PM Modi, some tried to lend support.
— Pam Atwal (@atwalatwal) October 17, 2016
@anuragkashyap72 you aptly worded the minds of crores of Indians! With you on this..
— Suhel Khan (@suhelsuhel) October 17, 2016
@anuragkashyap72 I support you !
— Milind K (@MilindMaddy1) October 17, 2016
Cinema Owners Exhibitors Association of India (COEAI)'s decision has put a question mark on the release of Karan Johar's "Ae Dil Hain Mushkil", featuring Fawad Khan, by announcing no films with Pakistani actors will be screened in Maharashtra, Goa, Gujarat and Karnataka in the aftermath of Uri attack.
(With input from PTI)