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
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.

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.

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  1. A
    Oct 16, 2016 at 3:15 pm
    This buffoon is probably too intoxicated most of the time to realize that our PM visited stan long before the terrorist attacks. Why doesn't he say anything against Raj Thakrey and company? I'm sure they will be willing to apologize to him with maximum force.
    1. N
      Oct 25, 2016 at 5:19 am
      that was a try to nurish the relation, and at that time atmosphere was different..
      1. N
        Oct 25, 2016 at 5:23 am
        they will be earning crores from India and once they go back to stan a part of same money directly or indirectly(via Income tax etc) is going to be used against us only...
        1. K
          KS KUMAR
          Oct 16, 2016 at 2:57 pm
          Has he got guts to question his mafia bosses under whose instructions he issues these statements.
          1. S
            S Subramaniam
            Oct 16, 2016 at 7:06 pm
            Have we seen in any Country where a citizen demands apology from his or her PM? Only in India under the Democratic rights and freedom of speech. Had it been in a Communist country they would have been packed and sent to undisclosed destination.
            1. B
              Brahma Panda
              Oct 17, 2016 at 2:45 am
              By now the mood of the nation is against the country across the border that has been sponsoring terrorism overtly and covertly inflicting our w country. The response from the our nation need not be confined to the army or the government only. The citizens from every walk of life have a right to respond by expressing their solidarity with the army and the government. This response ought to be natural and spontaneous not by force or through imposing any ban. Leave it to the citizens of the country to respond and register peaceful protest the way they like. It is expected from sensible citizen to mourn along with the bereaved family of those Martyrs and are in no mood to be entertained by those actors coming from across the boarder. This is the mood of the nation, and the film producers and directors should know it better.
            2. R
              Oct 16, 2016 at 3:00 pm
              I wonder why PM has to say sorry for his visit to stan. He went there as a goodwill gesture and an initiative to improve the relation ship with the next door neighbor. If neighbor decides to look it other way then the problem lies with the neighbor not with our Prime Minister. Anurag Kashyap is barking because his or his friends economic interest is getting hurt and it is pure commercial outburst. He needs to understand that he has all the right to ask the question his prime minister but the question has to be sensible one as when the question of National interest is there then every thing becomes second.
              1. K
                Oct 16, 2016 at 9:39 pm
                Yes ! You have a perfect right to question anybody on anything but don't expect anylt;br/gt;reply !! We all know you are ignorant but you don't have to prove it to us. Thanks.lt;br/gt;K. Srinivas, Toronto.
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