After lending support to Karan Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, filmmaker Anurag Kashyap has now targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his trip to Pakistan in December 2015.
The filmmaker took to Twitter and wrote, “Sir you haven’t yet said sorry for your trip to meet the Pakistani PM.. It was dec 25th. Same time KJo was shooting ADHM? Why?” Kashyap was referring to PM Modi’s unscheduled detour to visit Nawaz Sharif on December 25, 2015.
In fact, the director didn’t stop there. He tweeted a couple of more questions pointing at PM Modi. He asked him, “why is it that we have to face it while you can be silent??” adding that PM Modi actually diverted his trip to Pakistan on our tax money. This, while the film was shot with the money on which someone here pays interest. The series of Tweets surely portray the kind of frustration Kashyap has over being a filmmaker and also resonates the trouble the artistes from the Indian film industry face. In another tweet, he wrote “The world must learn from us.. We solve all our problems by blaming it on movies and banning it.. #ADHM . With you on this @karanjohar.”
But this tweet didn’t go down well with people on social media who criticised Kashyap for blaming Modi for the ban while it’s the decision of COEAI. Most of them trolled him asking to apologise for some of his films and one of the users even tweeted, “Introducing another AK who blames Modi for everything”.
.@anuragkashyap72 sir, bring back the old anurag kashyap! ye KJo ke chakkar mein lobbying, groups, politics aur camps me phans kar reh jaoge
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