anurag kashyap, vivek agnihotri

Filmmakers Vivek Agnihotri and Anurag Kashyap’s exchange of words on Twitter has grabbed the headlines. Recently, Anurag Kashyap in an interview said that, “Films like Kantara and Pushpa are destroying the industry”. Taking to his Twitter handle, the Kashmir Files director shared a screenshot of the interview and shared his disagreement over Kashyap’s statement on recent movies. Sharing the screenshot, Agnihotri wrote, “I totally totally totally disagree with the views of Bollywood’s one & only Milord. Do you agree?”


Kashyap is not someone to stay quiet. He responded to Agnihotri’s tweet, as the Gangs of Wasseypur director wrote back, “Sir aapki galti nahin hai, aap ki filmon ki research bhi aisi hi hoti hai jaise aapki mere conversations pe tweet hai. Aapka aur aapki media ka bhi same haal hai. Koi nahin next time thoda serious research kar lena. (Sir, it’s not your fault. The research of your films is same like your tweets on my conversations. Your condition and that of your media is the same. Next time do some serious research).”

The war of words continued as Vivek asked the Manmarziyaan director to prove that the four-year research work on his film The Kashmir Files was a lie.

He tweeted, “Bholenath, aap lage haath sabit kar hi do ki #TheKashmirFiles ka 4 saal ka research sab jhooth tha. Girija Tikoo, BK Ganju, Airforce killing, Nadimarg sab jhooth tha. 700 Panditon ke video sab jhooth the. Hindu kabhi mare hi nahin. Aap prove kar do, DOBAARA aisi galti nahin hogi (prove that the four-year research for ‘The Kashmir Files’ was all lies. Girija Tikoo, BK Ganju, Airforce killing, Nadimarg – all were false. The videos of 700 Pandts were all false. No Hindus died. Prove this so that I won’t make this mistaken again”.

Have a look at Anurag Kashyap and Vivek Agnihotri’s Twitter banter here.

On the work front, Anurag Kashyap recently directed Dobaaraa which starred Taapsee Pannu. While Agnihotri has started the shooting of his next film The Vaccine War that is releasing in theatres on Independence Day next year.

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