Kiren Rijiju on Anurag Kashyap: Attacking PM has become fashion

While Kashyap wasn't directly named in the tweet, he created a controversy on Sunday when he took to Twitter to question Prime Minister Narendra Modi and extend his support to Karan Johar

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 17, 2016 6:55 pm
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Reacting to filmmaker Anurag Kashyap’s tweets seeking apology from Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his Pakistan trip last year, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju on Monday said that anyone seems to be questioning the prime minister these days just to be in the news.

“A new fashion has developed in India. A student or a film person can put a question or speak against PM without any logic to get into news,” he said.

While Kashyap wasn’t directly named in the tweet, he created a controversy on Sunday when he took to Twitter to attack Modi and extend his support to Karan Johar, whose film Ae Dil Hai Mushkil has run into a controversy for featuring Pakistani actor Fawad Khan.

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“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,” he tweeted on Sunday morning.

Although the film industry remains divided on the issue, Kashyap made his stand clear on it when he added: “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.” Kashyap also tweeted that Modi hasn’t apologised for meeting Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in December 2015, when Johar was shooting for his film, which also features Ranbir Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Anushka Sharma in lead roles.

The director-actor added that the people from the film industry had been “vulnerable for long” and while “the real trade between the two countries across the border has not faced any kind of opposition,” they have to pay the price for it.

Throughout the day, twitterati remained divided over Kashyap’s tweets criticising Modi. The 44-year-old filmmaker later asked the media to stop calling him. “You are wasting your time because this is all that I have to say and they are not drunk tweets.”


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    Chander Pal
    Oct 17, 2016 at 12:30 pm
    All of us have a right to question government policies but this fellow going the ultra negative way of Sanjay nirupam, Diggy, A K and other such Lilliputian brains that he is equating international diplomacy with castings for filmy roles. Who said brains don't shrink?
    1. T
      Oct 17, 2016 at 8:27 pm
      Attacking and questioning the PM is the quickest route to fame. There are many Kejriwals in this country
      1. T
        Oct 17, 2016 at 8:28 pm
        हाथी चले बाजार भूके हजार.
        1. O
          Oct 17, 2016 at 10:44 am
          Daily, BJP says, PM has no responsibility for whatever is happening to this country. truly we are running this country "Ram Bharose"
        2. A
          Oct 17, 2016 at 11:25 am
          Creture like Anurag Kashyap are greedy people who can go up to any extent to earn money, even at the cost of life of our brave soldiers. Modiji is doing wonderful job and must be supported by all patriotic Indian. He is elected PM by all of us and must be respected by all any time. I am not a BJP man but support my PM with all respect.
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            ashok s
            Oct 17, 2016 at 2:16 pm
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              Bhogendra Thakur
              Oct 17, 2016 at 3:46 pm
              It is fashion to crawl before Modi. Mr. Rijiju should just start watching prime time TV shows every night. Anurag Kashyap doing the job they are not doing.
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                PN badri
                Oct 17, 2016 at 10:36 am
                Pack of yes man army and unable to resist constructive criticism. Unfortunately all senior leaders of BJP sidelined by Modi/Amit Shah duo maintaining stoic silence on recent government activities.
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