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Anurag Kashyap Clarifies His Tweet, Says Did Not Ask PM to Apologise


Updated: October 18, 2016, 3:56 PM IST
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Anurag Kashyap Clarifies His Tweet, Says Did Not Ask PM to Apologise
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After facing severe criticism over his twitter rant few days back, filmmaker Anurag Kashyap has clarified in a new post on Facebook that he did not ask PM Narendra Modi to apologise. The director, on Saturday, went on a twitter rant, questioning the PM over his silence over the ban that has been put over Pakitsani artistes over working in India.

On Tuesday, after being trolled on social media, Kashyap wrote, "NO, Anurag Kashyap did not “ask the PM to apologise”( which most of the headlines would want you to believe, no one has their mind anyways) ,I merely questioned the fairness in judgement of a situation: the PM visited Pakistan for talks at the same time that a filmmaker was working with a Pakistani actor. Neither was aware of future events or mood. Yet only one pays the price. I’m also well aware that the government did not cry “BAN" or demand that Pakistani artists be sent back."

The director, in his post, reminded that in a democratic country where leaders are elected, a citizen had the right to demand security from bullies. "We elected them and so it is their responsibility to protect us from bullies - media or political parties. And when the governing party's designated members don't respond in hours of crisis because they are second guessing the mood of the PM then I would rather talk straight to the PM himself," said the post.

Read the full statement here:

Kashyap had earlier tweeted, ""Narendra Modi Sir, you haven't yet said sorry for your trip to meet the Pakistani PM. It was December 25. Same time KJo was shooting 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil'? Why?" Anurag asked.

First Published: October 18, 2016, 3:56 PM IST
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