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
Anurag Kashyap, Narendra Modi, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, Fawad Khan, Kiren Rijiju, Anurag Kashyap Narendra Modi, Karan Johar, Pakistani actor, pakistan, india news Anurag Kashyap had said the people from the film industry had been “vulnerable for long”.

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?
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      Tony
      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
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        Tony
        Oct 17, 2016 at 8:28 pm
        हाथी चले बाजार भूके हजार.
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          Observer
          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"
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            Arun
            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
              Why
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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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                    Balaji
                    Oct 17, 2016 at 12:54 pm
                    The feelings of Kashyap was good but he demanded apology from the PM is out of limit. He is trying to say that film industry was in line with the intention of PM, to maintain good relation with neighbouring country, when he visited PAK in Dec 15. Now after uri incident things totally changed. He wants to say that the action or investment which already made is getting penalised now, is not good . We have to decide it clearly whether we are going to keep relation with pak or not. If policy or mood gets changed frequently, then it is a real problem.
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                      Bunny Rabbit
                      Oct 17, 2016 at 12:54 pm
                      AK thinks the world of himself . He should know the difference between right wingers and PM .
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                        DCM
                        Oct 18, 2016 at 12:36 am
                        The media MUST stop paying too much attention to all these filmy guys. Do not forget that they are just "Tamashbeens" for which they are paid handsomely by us. They do not mind their own business but want to have opinion on everything. Just for nothing.
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                          vijaykumar
                          Oct 17, 2016 at 11:26 am
                          bhokate hajarlt;br/gt;Hathi chala bazar
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                            Guest
                            Oct 17, 2016 at 12:59 pm
                            You can't blame and question the PM for everything. You cannot expect the PM to do micro manage of everything
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                              Dr M
                              Oct 17, 2016 at 12:07 pm
                              The mood of the nation now is such that even if the P M intervenes to help you, he will be trolled immediately.Better bet that into your swollen upper storey, Mr Kashyap.
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                                stranger
                                Oct 17, 2016 at 11:27 am
                                a diplomatic move by pm cannot be equated with some cheap labor of prosutes and pimps(most film industry if not all). this pathetic person has achieved his purpose of getting TRP more than he bargained for.
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                                  SATISH
                                  Oct 17, 2016 at 11:26 am
                                  Where are your supporters - traitors like Kanniah kumar, Sitaram yachri, Pappu?
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                                    Indiana Jones
                                    Oct 17, 2016 at 5:06 pm
                                    We should be mature enough to tolerate dissent. That's the hallmark of a true democracy. We claim to be the largest! Time we stopped spreading sense of fear into the minds of anyone who speaks against the government.
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                                      Venkataraman Jagadesan
                                      Oct 17, 2016 at 11:18 pm
                                      Paplu can do what ? Go to Pak and talk bad about India. why he is doing that even now. Jai Hind.
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                                        Venkataraman Jagadesan
                                        Oct 17, 2016 at 11:15 pm
                                        You will all be surprised if you come to know the true story that Anarchist and super drama Actor Kehtiwalla and A kashyap are country cousin other wise both will not be speaking in the same language against the PM. The anarchist has no work except to howl,cry and shout against the PM and so also this character. Both bark too much. Jai Hind.
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                                          K.GURUMOORTHY
                                          Oct 17, 2016 at 1:16 pm
                                          FIRST LET ME KNOW WHETHER THIS PERSON IS PAYING TAX PROPERLYWADAYS IT HAS A FASHION NOT ONLY ATTACKING MODY BUT SUPPPORTING INDIRECTLY STAN. IF HE HAS GUTS LET HIM GO TO STAN AND TAKE
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                                            biasedstander
                                            Oct 17, 2016 at 11:21 am
                                            Dear Rijju- its still a democracy isnt it ? and if that is something you dont beleive in - maybe its the ghost of MMS !!
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