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 haven't yet said sorry for No Smoking, That Girl In Yellow Boots, Udta Punjab, Raman Raghav 2.0 & Bombay Velvet. Why? pic.twitter.com/Ll5CWAFafO— चार लोग (@WoCharLog) October 16, 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.
While majority of Internet users were against Kashyap's Twitter rant against PM Modi, some tried to lend support.
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)