You mobs don't scare me: Anurag Kashyap to online trolls
Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap has attacked online bullies in an emotional Facebook post, saying he has "zero political affiliation" but does not see anything wrong in posing questions to the government.
Kashyap is one of the most vocal celebrities and recently he came out in support of Sanjay Leela Bhansali after the director was attacked by a fringe Rajput group on the set of "Padmavati" in Jaipur.
In a Facebook post, the 44-year-old helmer wrote that he has always taken stand for issues he strongly believes in and he will continue to raise his voice for what he feels is right.
"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," Kashyap wrote.
The "Raman Raghav 2.0" director said such factions who employ violence to express their disapproval have no entitlement to the work which he does.
"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," he said.
Kashyap added that he has 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."
The director said he believes in the constitution and he will exercise all his rights whenever he wants despite the many oppositions.
"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.