National award-winning film editor and writer Apurva Asrani have slammed filmmaker Hansal Mehta for “seeking mileage” from producer Kamal Jain’s illness. Jain, producer of “Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi”, has been hospitalized here for throat and chest infection.
On Sunday, Mehta posted about Jain’s health saying: “Sad news. I completely empathise with him and the possible cause of his condition. Prayers.”
To which, Apurva Asrani responded: “Precious — coming from someone who sent his closest collaborator to the gallows to gain the favour of the so-called ‘cause’. No apology, no empathy when your friend had a breakdown and was in the hospital? Please don’t seek mileage from the man’s illness now. Let him recover in peace.”
Apurva Asrani and Mehta have been at loggerheads since Asrani wrote a post on social media calling the filmmaker “spineless”.
He wrote the post as he was unhappy with actress Kangana Ranaut for claiming that she had co-written the script of 2017 film “Simran”, directed by Mehta. Asrani said he was not offended by the credits but felt “betrayed” by the actress. Asrani also wished a speedy recovery for Jain. “My prayers are with Kamal Jain,” he tweeted. (IANS)
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