Noted filmmaker, Anurag Kashyap, his Bollywood colleagues, Karan Johar and Farhan Akhtar, have stepped up attack of right-wing zealots condemning them for the attack on Sanjay Leela Bhansali during the shoot of Padmavati in Jaipur last week.
Kashyap, a known critic of right-wing militancy in India, was among those prominent people who instantly condemned the utterly shameful attack on Bhansali. Although he posted a series of tweets expressing his disgust on violence against Bhansali, it was his one tweet directly blaming ‘Hindu extremists’ that evoked plenty of reactions on the microblogging site.
His tweet read, “Hindu extremists have stepped out of twitter into the real world now.. and Hindu terrorism is not a myth anymore.”
The goons led by Karni Sena, whose chief has been a known supporter of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, were reportedly enraged that the character Padmavati in Bhansali’s film had intimate scenes with Alauddin Khilji. However, this was soon rejected by Bhansali.
Kashyap wrote, “We are living in the times where everyone who does not read or research knows more truth than those who have spent a lifetime doing it”
The producer of Udta Punjab, found plenty of support from his colleagues in Bollywood. Karan Johar too took to Twitter expressing his condemnation in unequivocal manner.
Johar tweeted, “No member of our industry should be silent on this matter!!! It’s calls for unity and NOT selective indifference!!!”
Johar was responding to Farhan Akhtar’s tweet, which called for voices in the Bollywood to come together in condemnation of the latest attack by the right-wing Hindutva brigade on creative freedom.
Akhtar had written, “My fellow film folk, if we do not unite now against these recurring incidents of bullying, it’s going to get much worse. #IstandbySLB.”
Johar, it seems was on fire, as he took the right-wing trolls head on on Twitter. This is how he responded to a troll, who made obnoxious remarks about his sexuality.
Activists of a local organisation, Rajput Karni Sena, on Friday had attacked Sanjay Leela Bhansali for allegedly distorting historical facts involving Padmavati.
Courtesy: Janta Ka Reporter