Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap said Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s advice to his party workers to stop commenting on movies comes late as the “mob is out of control now”.
According to party sources, PM Modi had suggested party workers to refrain from making unnecessary remarks on irrelevant issues such as movies as they put the party’s development agenda on the back-burner. At the trailer of his upcoming movie, Almost Pyaar With DJ Mohabbat, Kashyap was asked about it. The director said the prime minister’s advice to his party workers would have made a difference had he spoken about it four years ago. “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. When you stay silent, you empower prejudice and hatred. It has now got so much empowered that it is a power in itself. The mob is out of control now,” the filmmaker told reporters.
Over the last few years, the Hindi film industry found itself at the centre of many controversies, ranging from its nepotistic practices, celebrity culture, drug menace and content of the movies and shows. Most recently, Shah Rukh Khan-starrer Pathaan landed in a row over its first song Besharam rang. Many politicians had slammed the song for hurting the sentiments of Hindu community for the costumes used in the track. Kashyap further added, “I hope I’m wrong about this, I’ll be happy if I’m proved wrong.”
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Modi’s advice to his workers comes two weeks after actor Suniel Shetty sought Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s help against the Boycott Bollywood trend on social media.
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