Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap has never shied away from calling a spade a spade. He also has been quite vocal about his political views. Over the last few months, the ‘Manmarziyaan’ director had taken to the micro-blogging site to express his anger and displeasure over trolls sending threats to his daughter.
On Saturday, Kashyap took to Twitter to announce that he is leaving the platform after his daughter and parents received multiple threats.
Kashyap has deactivated his account. However, before quitting Twitter, Kashyap wrote, “When your parents start to get calls and your daughter gets online threats you know that no one wants to talk. There isn’t going to be reason or rationale. Thugs will rule and thuggery will be the new way of life. Congratulations everyone on this new India & hope you all thrive.”
“Wish you all the happiness and success. This would be my last tweet as I leave Twitter. When I won’t be allowed to speak my mind without fear then I would rather not speak at all. Goodbye(sic),” he added further.
Here’s a screenshot of his last few tweets
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The ‘Gangs Of Wasseypur’ director was among the 49 celebrities who had recently written a petition addressed to Prime Minister Modi against lynching and curb on dissent. Reportedly after that Kashyap and his family started receiving more threats from online bullies.
Earlier Kashyap had also filed a complaint against some Twitter users who had threatened to rape his daughter. Talking about his decision to quit Twitter, the director told Firstpost, “When threats go beyond the online [world] and reach your family, it’s time to call it off. I wish the best to this country and people, and everyone celebrating this new India. Unko mubarak ho. I will go be an ostrich and bury my head in the sand and do my work.”
We wish the filmmaker changes his decision later because this a free country after all and everyone has a right to freedom of opinion.
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