Asked to condemn Zaira Wasim’s bullies, Anurag Kashyap hits out at PM and trolls!

MUMBAI,NIRMALYA DUTTA : It’s often said that geniuses live in their own world, one which we mortal beings can’t understand or access. One person who seems to be perpetually living in this other-world is auteur Anurag Kashyap. Often considered as Bollywood’s answer to Martin Scorsese, Kashyap has been waging a war against the CBFC, Narendra Modi, Pahlaj Nihalani and most importantly, logic.

On the day, Meryl Streep gave her post-truth laden speech against Donald Trump at the Golden Globes Award, Anurag Kashyap was one of those who were moved. After the speech, Kashyap tweeted: “We in our film industry don’t even need to give a speech like Meryl Streep if we just start standing up with those who actually speak up.”

Perhaps Kashyap was referring to his recent battle to release the plagiarised Udta Punjab or when he took on cudgels for his new best-friend Karan Johar in the ADHM row demanding PM Modi ‘apologise for going to Pakistan’.

Given that Kashyap is extremely vocal about speaking up, it was no surprise that Twitter user Rahul Raj (@bhaksala) asked Kashyap to speak up about the threats received by Zaira Wasim. Strangely, Kashyap felt the best way to deal with is was to indulge in false correlation. In a bizarre reply, Kashyap claimed that fundamentalists who abused Zaira Wasim were the same as him (Rahul Raj). For the uninitiated, Rahul Raj is the founder of and is one of the more vocal right wing voices on social media.

Kashyap wrote on Twitter: “They,who force her to apologise are same as you, Mr. Rahul Raj , I condemn you as much as I condemn them.. He further concluded that: “The whole troll army is out.. @narendramodi sir.. Amazing people you follow.. Pride of the nation.. Did you conduct private classes for them. Literally today on the dining table, all the @narendramodi voters were sitting and discussing what a grave mistake they made @BhakSala. My new year resolution.. The more the Bhakts troll me , i am going to troll the Boss..lets play Troll-Troll.”

Kashyap continued to take on all comers, adding that it was his resolution to troll the Boss (Narendra Modi). Even by Kashyap’s genius standards, this a deduction which is completely inexplicable. How does a case of hardcore fundamentalists threatening Zaira Wasim for doing ‘unIslamic things’, equate with someone questioning mainstream narratives?

To be honest, Kashyap’s stance isn’t that strange, and it’s his prerogative what causes he want to support or back but then he should stop begging others to stand up for him when he is unwilling to do so for those who would need his support. And he certainly shouldn’t cry when people point out his hypocrisy.

Check out Kashyap’s tweets below:

Dear Bollywood, you were simmering to show courage. A good opportunity for @aamir@anuragkashyap72@karanjohar and others to show that. 

@bhak_sala They,who force her to apologise are same as you, Mr. Rahul Raj , I condemn you as much as I condemn them..


The whole troll army is out.. @narendramodi sir.. Amazing people you follow.. Pride of the nation.. Did you conduct private classes for them


.@anuragkashyap72 Targeting @bhak_sala in the name of trolls who affected Zaira, was not fair Sir! You should’ve made a general statement.


Must say @anuragkashyap72 has lost his marbles , he is as blindfolded like Gandharvi … very stupid … deserves to be ignored .. 

@PawanDurani Sir aapko aapke guru ne nahin bataya ki uska naam Gandhari tha, Gandharvi nahin.. Ch ch chh


@anuragkashyap72 FOS is no longer a one way highway which will open only to “elites”. Branding all questions as trolls shows ur cowardice


@anuragkashyap72 @NeecheSeTopper @bhak_sala Do you even know what Radical Islamists are and what they do? You refer to them so casually! 😏

@ankit14794 @bhak_sala Radicals are Radicals, doesn’t matter what religion they belong to.. Same purpose and same modus operandi


@anuragkashyap72 Sir mekhane mein betha koi agar paani b piye toh log samajh lete hain ki wo sharab pi rha h. @bhak_sala never trolled Zaira

@NeecheSeTopper @bhak_sala yeah but he has trolled halftime population on Twitter … Same same


@anuragkashyap72 @bhak_sala Your movies are so realistic, shocking how little grasp you have on reality in real life.


Literally today on the dining table, all the @narendramodi voters were sitting and discussing what a grave mistake they made @BhakSala


@anuragkashyap72 You are an awesome filmmaker, am a big fan, dont agree politically, guess I should unfollow on twitter &just watch movies:)


@anuragkashyap72 sencored!! You should have been awarded by C certificate!!


“Write drunk edit sober”. What are the chances of you deleting this rant tomorrow? @anuragkashyap72

@nmnshady i am cool as a cucumber .. you will be disappointed Naman(clature)


@singh93mohit1 @narendramodi BHaiya yeh sab linked hain.. boss inko follow karte hain.. thoda research karo


@anuragkashyap72 problm is tht we c u celebs chirping only.. no preventive or precautive mesures. I wish u culd’ve com fwd n altered cencor

@NachikettD i do what i chose to do.. make films.. and i chirp when i feel like a bird.. can’t help it


@anuragkashyap72 Do you think PM have so much time to direct them

@itsnavn well he has a picture with them , that they display.. i guess he has time for what he makes time for


@anuragkashyap72 do you think if he has picture with them ,he conduct classes for them ,wow what a logic 😂


@anuragkashyap72 i think he should be but unfortunately he can’t

@itsnavn i hope he sees how you are defending you and invites you too for a picture..


@NachikettD aur rahi baat @anuragkashyap72 sir ki to bhai ye to bade aadmi hain mere jaise chote aadmi se baat kaha karenge..

@mahfooz2008 @NachikettD bhai Baaghon mein Bahar hai aur desh Beemar hai.. beemari yeh sarkar hai.. aur hum chutiye beshumar hain


@anuragkashyap72 @narendramodi @BhakSala but you are probably only good at movies. On twitter you are flop , sorry to say this sir


@anuragkashyap72 @narendramodi @BhakSala no sane or mature person will tag PM of country at 4 am and ask question on an “alleged” troll acc

@shamil_shah @narendramodi @BhakSala Chacha kya pata PM kahan , kis desh mein hain, ho sakta hai wahan dopahar ho is waqt.. taking a chance


@anuragkashyap72 your motives are suspicious as you only link trolls to BJP. Thousands of trolls ,even worse, from AAP but not one statement

@shamil_shah bhai i am a citizen, and i only talk to people who govern us.. not the ones who don’t matter


@anuragkashyap72 sir i am a huge fan………but why do u hate the prime minister? Is it because of pahlaj nihlani’s stupidity?.pls reply

@Goppalphoenix a simple answer.. His silence is why i abhor him.. his silence encourages the bullshit


What else can we expect from a drunk director who tweets at 4 am. I have never seen a house serving dinner @ 4 am in D morning. 

@ashishgrp awwwwwwwwwww poor defense.. come out with something stronger


@anuragkashyap72 @narendramodi @BhakSala Trying to score a point? thought u were a good enough director, not so anymore.

@vishfulthinker @narendramodi @BhakSala sorry to disappoint you.. i also think you are not a good enough father because of your tweet..


@anuragkashyap72 you have a point there sir…..but do we in this country have a better option?we tried it in bihar and look at the kind…

@Goppalphoenix so you mean that he should become an idiot because he is competing with them.. great logic


@anuragkashyap72 r u out of ur mind? It seems that u r @ArvindKejriwal follower, the way he blames @narendramodi for anything.

@ashwini_k_p @ArvindKejriwal @narendramodi well my friend.. when things are not right you only blame the ones who govern you, not the others


@anuragkashyap72 @narendramodi @BhakSala am not a father sir,just a student.its your lopsided rant which is more annoying!


@anuragkashyap72 Sir this is not the proper way. You are directly blaming PM for this nonsense. Show the evidence n then expose him.

@ashwini_k_p My friend he is the PM..he is bigger than you and me..he can defend himself.. one doesn’t need to show evidence to question him


@vishfulthinker @anuragkashyap72 @narendramodi@BhakSala बच्चे के साथ Photo है तो father हो गया. Keen observer mr. Kashyap

@sanju24 @vishfulthinker @narendramodi @BhakSala bhai tweet se filmmaker kharab ho jata hai to bachche ke saath photo mein father banta hai


@anuragkashyap72 @Goppalphoenix but do u think he shud respond 2 everything?Dere r other ppl too,u can take things upto say @Dev_Fadnavis

@Shubham0408 @Goppalphoenix @Dev_Fadnavis i dont employ an army of trolls to do my job like the Big Boss so i have to do it all myself


My new year resolution.. The more the Bhakts troll me , i am going to troll the Boss..lets play Troll-Troll


@anuragkashyap72 Q. Will u ever be friends with someone who likes modi?


is this the strategy? a magazine actually run by @bhak_sala ,creating news of me being trolled..RahulRaj kab tak lagta hai expose nahin hoge 


Hours of work and now am back for entertainment .. Come on “Mitron” , demon…..Ize me


Other B-town stars come out in support of Zaira Wasim

After Aamir Khan backed his “Dangal” co-star Zaira Wasim, who has been trolled for meeting J&K chief minister Mehbooba Mufti, celebrities like Anupam Kher, Shraddha Kapoor, Javed Akhtar and Swara Bhaskar came out in her support.

Wasim, who shot to fame for her stellar performance in the blockbuster, was unwittingly caught up in controversy over her meeting with Mufti in the backdrop of the unrest in the Valley.

The 16-year-old child star first posted an apology for “offending” and “unintentionally hurting” people after her meeting with Mehbooba kicked up a row and trolled online but later deleted the post. She then posted again, asking everyone not to blow the issue out of proportion but deleted the post too.

The stars reacted to the controversy on Twitter, calling it an act of “shame” that a kid has to apologise for her success.

“Dear @zairawasim! Ur apology letter is sad but full of courage. It exposes the cowardice of people who made you write it. But you are my #RoleModel,” Kher tweeted.

Veteran lyricist Akhtar said, “Those who shout AZADI from the roof tops don’t give an iota of AZADI to others. Poor Zaira Waseem had to apologies for her success Shame!” Swara posted, “To those demanding #Azadi in #Kashmir. U seem fundamentally undemocratic, bigoted n incapable of respecting any1 else’s freedom #ZairaWasim.” “#ZairaWasim, I LOVED you and everything to do with Dangal. You worked hard, it showed and I look up to you. Keep shining, keep dreaming,” Shraddha said.

Singer Sonu Nigam tweeted, “May God give Sanity to this World. And a Bigger Perspective of Humanity beyond Religion and Patriotism. #ZairaWasim.”

Actress Preity Zinta said, “Dear @Zairawasim Welcome to the world of Fame,Judgement and Jealousy! Keep Smiling and Shining little one Love Ur work and U #Sweet16 #Liveurlife.”

With inputs from agencies