Last night, acclaimed filmmaker Anubhav Sinha sent the world in a state of panic with his shocking Twitter statement.
Sinha, who is known for making films like Article 15 and Thappad, announced his resignation from Bollywood yesterday. He wrote, “ENOUGH!!! I hereby resign from Bollywood. Whatever the fuck that means.”
ENOUGH!!! I hereby resign from Bollywood. Whatever the fuck that means.— Anubhav Sinha (Not Bollywood) (@anubhavsinha) July 21, 2020
His tweets, however, left fans questioning if Sinha would actually stop making movies. In his latest Twitter thread, he reacted to the ongoing speculations by attaching a report from Mumbai Mirror. He clarified, “Of course I will only make movies. In fact more. But I am dramatically changing my own logistics that will be as shitless as possible. Will tell you more in times to come.”
Of course I will only make movies. In fact more. But I am dramatically changing my own logistics that will be as shitless as possible. Will tell you more in times to come. https://t.co/BQ3f8aocMU— Anubhav Sinha (Not Bollywood) (@anubhavsinha) July 22, 2020
The director’s social media posts are as intrepid as his films and he holds no qualms when speaking his mind. His fellow colleagues, including filmmaker Sudhir Mishra and Hansal Mehta also stepped forward in support of Sinha’s statements.
Bollywood chodo . Let's go towards Indian Cinema , Indian Storytelling ! @anubhavsinha @mehtahansal @anuragkashyap72 @nikkhiladvani @VikramMotwane @ghaywan @vijayacharya138 @nairsameer @RajkumarHirani @PritishNandy @AndhareAjit— Sudhir Mishra (@IAmSudhirMishra) July 21, 2020
छोड़ दिया... It never existed in the first place.— Hansal Mehta #FancyLiberal/#UrbanNaxal/#Liberandu (@mehtahansal) July 21, 2020
In one of the follow-up tweets that Sinha wrote under the username Anubhav Sinha (Not Bollywood), the director also mentioned that he just knows about wanting to make movies.
In a series of tweets, Sinha went on to establish that there is no jealousy of any nature between him and his contemporaries.
.@anubhavsinha says there is no professional jealousy among his contemporaries such as @mehtahansal, @anuragkashyap72: 'We are driven by our films, not their rewards' | #AnubhavSinhahttps://t.co/LCrPdVOHNN— Firstpost (@firstpost) July 22, 2020
Sudhir Mishra wrote, “Bollywood is a synonym for a life style. Necessarily independent cinema is not a promotional vehicle for a life style.”
Sinha added, “Hindi films will” and “Bollywood was” in other posts that followed.