Twitter hits out at Anurag Kashyap for calling Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s attackers ‘Hindu terrorists’

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Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali was roughed up by members of a Karni Sena at the city’s historic Jaigarh Fort on Friday. They also damaged some cameras and other equipment, forcing Bhansali to stop shooting of film “Padmavati”. The mob even beat up Sanjay Leela Bhansali on January 27 in Jaipur .

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The reason the protesters gave was the film is distorting history and wrongly telling the tale of the Rajput queen Padmini.

The protesters said that they were ‘not happy with the distortion of facts in Padmavati’. “We had earlier requested him (Bhansali) to show us the script which he did not do. We are against distorting of historical facts and we know that he has distorted historical facts,” Vivek Singh of Karni Sena told IANS.

A shocked and angry Bollywood immediately took to social media to express their angst against this hooliganism. Actors, directors, singers and the entire film fraternity stood together in support of Sanjay Leela Bhansali, condemning the attack.

Director Anurag Kashyap also took to Twitter and called for the entire film industry to come together and take a stand and ‘refuse to be a pony that all bullshit and bullshitters ride on’.

At the same time Shame on you Karni Sena, you make me feel ashamed to be a Rajput.. bloody spineless cowards ..Hindu extremists have stepped out of twitter into the real world now.. and Hindu terrorism is not a myth anymore,” he wrote.

 

A Twitter user @DeshbhaktRaj reacted to Kashyap’s tweet and said he doesn’t have to guts to call out on “Muslim terrorism”.

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Kashyap reminded him of his film Black Friday which was made on Mumbai blasts of 1993.

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Kashyap’s response has gone viral on social media with over 1,000 retweets.