Ae Dil Hai Mushkil row: Anurag Kashyap asks Prime Minister Narendra Modi to apologise for his Pakistan trip

After lending support to Karan Johar's Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, filmmaker Anurag Kashyap has sought an apology from Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his trip to Pakistan in December 2015.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 17, 2016 11:55 am
anurag kashyap, narendra modi, anurag kashyap narendra modi, anurag kashyap tweet, anurag kashyap narendra modi twitter Anurag Kashyap has lent his support to filmmaker Karan Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.

Anurag Kashyap lent support to Karan Johar, whose upcoming directorial venture Ae Dil Hai Mushkil featuring Fawad Khan is facing trouble after cinema owners association decided to stall the release of movies starring Pakistani artistes. Now Kashyap has yet again raised his voice and this time on nobody else but India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi. 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.

WATCH VIDEO: Anurag Kashyap Targets PM Narendra Modi Regarding ADHM Ban And Gets Slammed

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.”

Check out all the tweets Anurag Kashyap posted here.

Cinema Owners Exhibitors Association of India (COEAI) yesterday announced that they would not screen movies starring Pakistani artistes in the four states of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka and Goa.

KJo’s movie stars Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in the lead. The decision taken by the COEAI mainly covers single screen theatres and comes amid tensions between India and Pakistan in the aftermath of the Uri attack last month. Johar tweeted, “See you at the cinemas on the 28th of this month! #AeDilKiDiwali”.

Many industry people including Om Puri, Shyam Benegal, Vikram Bhatt, Mukesh Bhatt and Censor Board Chief Pahalaj Nihalani have slammed the ban on the release of the film which is ready for its release on the Diwali weekend this month.

(With inputs from PTI)

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  1. A
    Oct 16, 2016 at 8:52 am
    Is anurag going to become another Keriwal hero of STAN. Attacking the PM is like attacking our OWN COUNTRY!! at this time.
    1. North pole
      Oct 16, 2016 at 7:58 am
      From where these slumwood fancy comes from ?low grade entertainer for hungry thinny 3rd world mes.
      1. O
        Oct 17, 2016 at 6:11 am
        Emotions running high with opinions split among readers. Whatever be the stand taken by readers i.e for or against the ban on Pak artists, one can fairly say that none are anti nationals. Freedom to express without fear is reason enough to celebrate maturity of our democracy.
        1. A
          Oct 16, 2016 at 9:20 am
          Coward people in India may paint this move as stupidity, but it protrays the bitter truth. Govt of India allows these artist to come India, suck our blood and make their career with their homeland citizenship, Govt intelligence agencies know every move of them, but they allow them,, and then film makers are "threatened by MNS gundas" to boycott them, why? It simply means that only Bharatiya Jhagada Party and Allies will do business with stan and earn all the money.. no othe is allowed!!!! lt;br/gt;What about trade? Why it is not banned? Is it that only BJP supporters and allies can do that trade?
          1. D
            Oct 16, 2016 at 9:07 am
            Anurag is always a good for nothing stupid. Who cares of his stupid barking?
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