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Vivek Agnihotri slams Anurag Kashyap over his comment on PM Modi's advice to BJP workers: "Audience is mob now? Wow”

Following Prime Minister Narendra Modi's warning to party members to refrain from making "unnecessary comments" about films, director Vivek Agnihotri responded to filmmaker Anurag Kashyap's recent comment on Twitter.

Vivek Agnihotri slams Anurag Kashyap over his comment on PM Modi's advice to BJP workers: "Audience is mob now? Wow”
Vivek Agnihotri-Anurag Kashyap (Source: Twitter)
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Last Updated: 10.24 AM, Jan 21, 2023


After the release of his movie The Kashmir Files, which broke box office records last year, filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri is most well-known. He has been highly active on social media and frequently defends his movie against unfavourable reviews. He has now responded to Anurag Kashyap's recent statement that the 'mob is out of control now.'

The focus of Agnihotri's film is the 1990s flight of Hindu Kashmiris from Indian-governed Kashmir. It presents the migration and the events that preceded it as genocide, which is universally regarded by experts as being incorrect.

Vivek Agnihotri, who frequently clashes with Anurag Kashyap, made a subtly offensive remark about the Dev D director. The director of Kashmir Files wrote, "Audience is 'mob' now? Wow! Wow! Wow!" after sharing a news report about Kashyap's remarks.

According to the news agency PTI, Prime Minister Narendra Modi proposed on the second day of the BJP's national executive conference that pointless statements on unrelated subjects like movies postpone the party's development goal.

Anurag Kashyap responded to it by saying, “If he had said this four years ago, it would have made a difference. Now, I don’t think it’ll make a difference. It was about controlling their own people. Things have gone out of hand now. I don’t think anybody will listen to anyone.” The director attended the unveiling of the trailer for his next Alaya F and DJ Mohabbat film, Almost Pyaar. “When you stay silent, you empower prejudice and you empower hatred. It has now got so much empowered that it is a power in itself. The mob is out of control now,” Kashyap added.

Earlier, many politicians had expressed opposition to the Pathaan song Besharam Rang featuring Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone. Narottam Mishra, the home minister for Madhya Pradesh, and Ram Kadam, who criticised Deepika's saffron bikini, were among them. Many others also opposed the movie and the song because they thought it offended religious sensibilities.