It is PM’s duty to protect film makers from bullies: Director Kashyap

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Anurag Kashyap…”Why is it that we have to face it while you are silent.”

The storm over Ae Dil Hai Mushkil refuses to die down.

The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) has cautioned multiplex owners against screening of Karan Johar Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

Anurag Kashyap spoke against the ban.

In a Facebook post, Kashyap wrote that the film industry is “damned if they do and damned if they don’t.”

He also wrote, “…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. Just as I’m aware that the PM himself doesn’t censor my films. But we elected them and so it is their responsibility to protect us from bullies.”

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Kashyap had earlier tweeted his support to Johar on Ae Dil hai Mushkil and asked PM Narendra Modi why he was not expected to apologise for his visit to Pakistan.

“@narendramodi 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?” he wrote and followed it up with “@narendramodi why is it that we have to face it while you can be silent??”. He followed it up with a slew of tweets.

Explaining his tweets, he wrote on Facebook, “It’s unfortunate that I have to explain my intention behind my tweet, because others and my industry colleagues have to suffer for me having an opinion…”

He wrote he never asked PM Modi to apologise but “questioned the fairness in judgement of a situation”.”

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“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. There was also sarcasm in the tweet that followed; ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ was for those mindless trollers who constantly ask for proof of your patriotism. Apparently thats all it takes. It was a jibe at them. Patriotic slogans don’t absolve you from it all. I hope this explains .. ” – CINEWS

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