Madhur Bhandarkar slams Anurag Kashyap for targeting PM Narendra Modi over Ae Dil Hai Mushkil ban

Madhur Bhandarkar gives a stern reaction over Anurag Kashyap's statements against Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Pakistan trip while supporting Karan Johar's Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.

Written by Mimansa Shekhar | New Delhi | Updated: October 17, 2016 11:49 am
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It’s a clash between Bollywood’s two maverick filmmakers. But this time it isn’t at the box office, but a war of words. Hours after Anurag Kashyap targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking apology for his Pakistan trip in December last year, Madhur Bhandarkar slammed Kashyap for his ‘protest’. Kashyap has been opposing the ban on KJo’s upcoming film Ae Dil Hai Mushkil as it stars Pakistani actor Fawad Khan.

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Kashyap had in a series of tweets demanded PM Modi to apologise for his unscheduled detour to visit Nawaz Sharif on December 25, 2015. He said it was the same time Johar was also shooting for ADHM. Hence, considering both the connections were with Pakistan and during the same frame of time, targeting just one of them was wrong. When Bhandarkar was asked about his reaction on Kashyap’s statements, he said, “Whatever Anurag Kashyap said is wrong, Neither BJP nor the Government issued any ban, it has become a trend to protest against Modi Ji.”

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Ae Dil Hai Mushkil faced a backlash after MNS demanded a ban on all the movies starring Pakistani artistes in Indian cinema, threatening them to leave India. Cinema Owners Exhibitors Association of India (COEAI) had on Saturday announced that they would not screen movies starring Pakistani artistes in the four states of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka and Goa. 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.

Kashyap is the latest entry in the list of industry stars who have criticised the entire issue around Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. Om Puri, Shyam Benegal, Vikram Bhatt and Mukesh Bhatt, along with actors Sidharth Malhotra, Alia Bhatt and Sushant Singh Rajput have been batting for the film’s release.

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil stars Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in the lead, and has Fawad Khan in a cameo. It is slated for a Diwali release.

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    Akhanda Bharat
    Oct 17, 2016 at 12:36 pm
    India is a democracy!!! Every ...... has freedom. So Anurag Kashyap has one.. Please ask Karan and Anurag, do the stani Actors have PAN numbers? Since they earn huge amount of Indian currency from the Indian People. and this money is used for what reasons? Can we file RTI for it? Also how much tax does stani actors pay in India? Anurag Kashyap pls answer such questions
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    IslamForFools
    Oct 16, 2016 at 8:03 pm
    We need sharp shooters, Ye lato k bhoot hai baton se Nahi manenge
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      Pat
      Oct 16, 2016 at 8:48 pm
      By the way even PM cannot firce us to watch Karan jokers film. It's people of India who don't want to watch traitors films.
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        Pat
        Oct 16, 2016 at 8:46 pm
        This up bhaiya used to potty on streets when he was a sharp shooter.
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          Pat
          Oct 16, 2016 at 8:52 pm
          We value soldiers who sacrifice their lives and who are you a criminal to tell the PM, stay a sharp shooter but please don't potty on streets, its okay in Up, it invites health hazards. Ask sll people from your states not to soil mumbai streets.
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            prakash
            Oct 16, 2016 at 8:57 pm
            But Anurag is blaming Modi in vain. Neither the Modi Government has banned stani artists, nor has Modi personally made a statement for the ban. So Kashyap is talking in the air... I thought Anurag was intelligent, ok I get it he has low IQ..
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              Amit
              Oct 16, 2016 at 12:28 pm
              He promotes mullaz in all his movies
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                North pole
                Oct 16, 2016 at 10:50 am
                slumwood fantasy of so called joker directors and the langoor ka hajoom.
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