Mumbai, Oct 18: Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap on Tuesday explained his intention behind his tweet questioning Prime Minister rendra Modi’s visit to Pakistan last year and said he did not “ask the PM to apologise”. Hitting out at the media for playing with his statement for “headlines”, Kashyap took to his Facebook page for a lengthy post and said “it is unfortute that I have to explain my intention behind my tweet, because others and my industry colleagues have to suffer for me having an opinion”. “I am tired of the film industry being soft targets. We are damned if we do, damned if we don’t! When we don’t involve ourselves, they ask, ‘Why is Bollywood quiet now?’ When we involve ourselves, we become the scapegoats to distract you from the real news,” Anurag wrote.
“Either way they use us to sensatiolise news. Still, I’d rather put my opinions out there on my own platform, then give the media a bite (byte). NO, Anurag Kashyap did not ‘ask the PM to apologise’ (which most of the headlines would want you to believe, no one has their mind anyways),” he added. The filmmaker says he just questioned the “fairness in judgement of a situation”. “The PM visited Pakistan for talks at the same time that a filmmaker was working with a Pakistani actor. Neither was aware of future events or mood. Yet only one pays the price,” he added. Kashyap has spoken up after his October 16 tweet — “”rendra Modi Sir, you haven’t yet said sorry for your trip to meet the Pakistani PM. It was December 25. Same time KJo was shooting ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’? Why?” — caused a stir. (IANS)