Anurag Kashyap responds to trolls on Facebook: Your mobs don't scare me
The 44-year-old director wrote in his Facebook post that he has always taken a stand or issues he strongly believes in and he will continue with it for what he feels right
Bollywood filmmaker Anurag Kashyap has come against online trolls in a highly charged Facebook post, saying he has “zero political affiliation” but does not see anything wrong in asking questions to the government.
Kashyap is known for his open statements on public issues and recently he came in support of Sanjay Leela Bhansali after the filmmaker was attacked by fringe groups on the set of "Padmavati" in Jaipur.
The 44-year-old director wrote in his Facebook post that he has always taken a stand or issues he strongly believes in and he will continue with it for what he feels right.
Kashyap, who has got many appraisals for his recent film "Raman Raghav 2.0", said people or groups who express their disapproval using violence have no entitlement to the work he does.
He concluded his post saying that he believes in the constitution and he will exercise all the rights guaranteed by it and whenever he wants despite any oppositions.
Read the full post:
"I have been standing up for things since the faceless and voiceless didn't have the social network to form a mob . It does not matter what you say or do, attack me physically or verbally, I will voice what I feel. You mobs don't scare me, my voice will always rise over your screaming and shouting, I embrace my truth and I do not fear accusations. I have been taught to have the liberty to utter, argue, question freely according to my conscience above all liberties and I will always take that right. You don't define me, I and my work does and that definition can be anything but it will be always be mine. I will succeed or fail but both the success or failure , in whatever measure they come will be mine. I have been taught to engage and question those that govern us and I have been doing that since I was a student and V P singh was the PM , followed by Congress and now BJP. I have been taught that your PM is the head of the state or country , who you can question , seek answers, argue with but never fear him, because you chose him and he represents your well being. If one has to fear him than that's sad. Respect can not be demanded it's commanded. It's earned. It does not deter me from asking and engaging. I have zero political affiliation. So all of you are welcome to say, scream shout whatever you want. I believe in my constitution, my rights, my liberties and I will take them and exercise them when I deem fit. So thank you for all this intense passionate love that you send my way, you are not going to stop me."