I’ve right to question PM, says Anurag Kashyap, insists on apology

After being trolled by many on social media for asking Prime Minister Narendra Modi to apologise for his trip to Pakistan in December last year, filmmaker Anurag Kashyap says he has every right to question the PM.

By: Express Web Desk | Mumbai | Updated: October 17, 2016 11:50 am
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After being trolled by many on social media for asking Prime Minister Narendra Modi to apologise for his trip to Pakistan in December last year, filmmaker Anurag Kashyap says he has every right to question the PM.

Following the Cinema Owners and Exhibitors Association of India’s decision not to screen movies with Pakistani actors, a move that has hit hard film-maker Karan Johar’s “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil” which features Pakistani Fawad Khan, Kashyap vented his frustration in a series of tweets on Sunday.

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He said that Modi should say “sorry” for his trip to meet the Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on December 25 as at the same time, Karan was shooting “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil”.

This did not go down well with people on Twitter who slammed him for dragging Modi into the controversy.

Justifying his tweets, Kashyap wrote: “Just to make it clear, I complain because I expect my government to protect us, I question the PM because I have every right to.”

“I am not going to address a party that has become redundant and irrelevant and is trying to find relevance again by using the film industry. We have been vulnerable for long, and have been paying the price by being used by everyone to find any kind of standing.”

The director contended that the real trade between the two countries across the border has “not faced any kind of opposition, but we must pay the price for it”.

“And anyone who questions my love for the country by shouting, must prove their love by representing the country either on the border or prove your love by representing the country in an honourable way. Not by shouting here (on social media),” he said.

“And yes Sir Narendra Modi we need protection.. It’s really high time. I refuse to live in the fear created by blind fanatics that you cannot have a conversation with your PM or question him or expect from him.”

“I would rather ask my questions directly to the PM than trying to impress him by fake nationalism of banning ‘what puts you in news’,” he added.