Anurag Kashyap Gets Brutally Trolled For His ‘Hindu Terrorism’ Remark On ‘Padmavati’ Row

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Updated on 4 Sep, 2017 at 2:23 pm

A group called Karni Sena vandalised the sets of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film ‘Padmavati’. They accused the director of distorting history and showing romance between Alauddin Khilji’s character and the character of Rani Padmavati. Bhansali, too, was attacked.

What Karni Sena has been condemned by Bollywood fraternity, who came together in support of Bhansali.


Karni Sena supporters vandalising the set of the film.

But one man, known for his quality cinema, went on the overdrive in his condemnation of the assault on Bhansali and the film. He is Anurag Kashyap.

In a series of tweets, Kashyap first called out his own fraternity to stand united against such ‘hate’ and then slammed Karni Sena.


That was okay. Everyone would stand with what Kashyap said in the tweets. Indeed, what Karni Sena did cannot be called a civilised manner of protest.

But then Kashyap posted this tweet and angered even those who would have supported his opposition against Karni Sena’s assault.


And here are some of the reactions, none of which can be labelled as “terrorism” according to the profound understanding of Kashyap:

Of course, what Karni Sena did can be condemned but calling them “Hindu terrorists” must be condemned too. They were protesting against what they believe is a distortion of history – something that nearly every filmmaker in India has been practising in the name of creative freedom.

‘Liberal’ historians and filmmakers have been demeaning Hindu history while obfuscating Islamic atrocities instead of presenting an unbiased series of events as they actually happened. What should be looked into is whether or not Karni Sena’s claim is right. And even if they are right, there is no justification of an assault on a filmmaker or a movie set.