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.”

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

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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                    Anuradha Kalhan
                    Oct 17, 2016 at 4:08 am
                    What has art, cinema, literature, science got to do with the silly, short sighted games that BJP, MNS, SS and military and terrorists on both sides are playing in India and stan? lt;br/gt; Anurag is correct.This pathetic narrow view of the world, art, politics and society has sadly emerged in India as some sort of (primitive) nationalism!
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                      m v
                      Oct 17, 2016 at 12:52 am
                      National pride is more important than bollywood. People like Anuraag and his supporters should first understand what National pride is first before leasing wnwanted comments.
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                        Das
                        Oct 16, 2016 at 9:49 am
                        It's ironic that the so called tolerance brigade composed mostly of pseudo intellectuals who spend hours debating about rising intolerance in our country can't themselves respect and tolerate the decision of COEAI. What a bunch of Hypocrites!!!!!!!!
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                          Annu Chopra
                          Oct 17, 2016 at 5:33 am
                          ..Bhatts, anurag,srk, karan and their gang:The Enemies Within: .HAD STAN BANNED INDIAN MOVIES AT THE TIME OF MODIJI'S VISIT? Modi ji tried his best to normalise relations. What was wrong with that? had anurag's brother or relative or srk,salman khan, karan johor been killed in uri, would he be talking like that? Let someone who has lost his son,brother father to bullets talk. Others are requested to just SHUT UP
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                            Annu Chopra
                            Oct 17, 2016 at 5:31 am
                            Bhatts, anurag,karan johor, srk :The Enemies Withinlt;br/gt;HAD STAN BANNED INDIAN MOVIES AT THE TIME OF MODIJI'S VISIT? Modi ji tried his best to normalise relations. What was wrong with that? had anurag's brother or relative or srk,salman khan, karan johor been killed in uri, would he be talking like that? Let someone who has lost his son,brother father to bullets talk. Others are requested to just SHUT UP.
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                              Cleanermirror
                              Oct 16, 2016 at 4:32 pm
                              When Anurag says sorry to kalki for marrying her and divorcing her
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                                Cleanermirror
                                Oct 16, 2016 at 4:35 pm
                                Why Anuraag ask apology from Salmaan for becoming a bhai
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                                  Cleanermirror
                                  Oct 16, 2016 at 4:34 pm
                                  Why Anuraag did ask salmaan, srk, farhaan akhtar, sonia, rahul etc, for murder, corruption, treason, etc?
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                                    PS Azurite
                                    Oct 16, 2016 at 3:09 pm
                                    Yes, rightists got independence by supporting British
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                                      girish
                                      Oct 17, 2016 at 4:34 am
                                      Does a terrorist dont attack a artist, just he/she is an artist, do they get any concession at that time. Does soldiers don't prevent and save artist during those attack. Every person has some profession. For whom these soldiers are dying for some aleins?, they are dying for you and me if u cant support them, then dont demoralise them as well. people like u dont get affected by their killings because none of ur family members are being killed in these attacks, when some one from ur family will die then you will realise the pain and suffering of the families of the soldiers who are impacted by these.
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                                        SATISH
                                        Oct 17, 2016 at 3:18 am
                                        PPL like Anurag Kashyap, KJ and other actors are really really selfish. Being Indians, they never willing to take pride in national interest! They don't think or sense what a common citizen of india or even how martyerd solider family going through the pain of loosing them. It's just their money! This Kashyap gone to the extent of linking PM Pak visit to Tax Payer's money. That way, he can question every travel of PM or any Minister to tax payer's money. He just wants some publicity by questioning PM
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                                          thistooshallpass
                                          Oct 16, 2016 at 2:25 pm
                                          Unfortunately the BJP is becoming a party where the PM makes statements that are statesmanisque while the second rung leaders act like a bunch of thugs. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;So why not question the supposedly sane leader of the party?
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                                            Kousik
                                            Oct 16, 2016 at 7:00 pm
                                            anuraag is kejriwal of Bollywood , ☝☝
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