After the Bharat Janata Party had a clean sweep at the Lok Sabha Elections 2019 yesterday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been getting congratulatory messages from around the country and the world. One of them was from film director Anurag Kashyap. His message, however, had an annexure, highlighting that his daughter has been receiving rape threat online by a person who claims to be a supporter of the prime minister.
Tagging the prime minister’s official Twitter handle, Kashyap wrote on Thursday, “Dear @narendramodi sir. Congratulations on your victory and thank you for the message of inclusiveness.”
Along with a tweet, he shared the image of a comment of a person on his daughter’s picture. The comment had rather vitriolic comments directed towards her.
The comment read, “Apne baap ko bol ki apna ******** band kare, warna aisa ******* tujhe kisi ne aaj tak **** nahin hoga.”
The troll, whose Instagram handle has ‘chowkidar’ before his name.
Filmmaker Ashoke Pandit reacted to this post and wrote to Kashyap in a scathing tweet, “This twitter handle seems to be photoshopped because it doesn’t exist. Seems to be created by an #UrbanNaxal to give an opportunity to somebody to abuse #Modi when the entire World is happy.”
Right below his post, Pandit commented, “If it’s true dn I am of d opinion,that ds act shud not be just condemned bt tackled. Similar thing hd hppnd with my dgthr, I md a police complaint regarding d miscreant and didn’t helplessly crib to d PM bcoz for me, my daughter’s dignity and safety meant more dn my politics (sic).
An irate Anurag Kashyap responded that this was an Instagram handle and not a Twitter one. He wrote back, “Search for it on Instagram not on twitter you moron .. this is my daughter getting a threat a**h*le.”
Pandit lashed out,”Mind your language Mr. Kashyap. Read my very next tweet on the thread.Let’s file a complaint with the police and get him arrested than asking the PM what to do. I am sure you know that law enforcing agencies exist in this country of ours.”
Pandit also said that Kashyap was “sending him drunken texts” and that he was “in shock after the election results”. He shared a screenshot of a conversation with Kashyap and wrote, “Clearly U r under shock after today’s election results. Drunk texting me abuses, tagging the wrong person on Twitter… please pass the joint quicker. Also tagging @MumbaiPolice @CPMumbaiPolice so they can track chowkidar_ramsanghi_’ and take action.”
While Kashyap is the man behind acclaimed films such as “Dev D” and “Manmarziyaan”, Pandit is president of the Indian Films and Television Directors Association and a producer.
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