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BJP Alleges Anurag Kashyap Is Protesting Against Govt Because He Didn't Get Money, Film-Maker Hits Back

Kashyap Replying To Bagga’s Tweet Said, That His Film Masan Received ‘Film Bandhu’ Subsidy During The Reign Of Yogi Government

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Shriparna Saha | Updated on: 11 Jan 2020, 08:18:51 PM
Anurag Kashyap and Tajinder Pal Bagga

Anurag Kashyap and Tajinder Pal Bagga (Photo Credit: Twitter)

New Delhi:

Delhi BJP spokesperson Tajinder Pal Bagga has alleged that filmmaker Anurag Kashyap’s tirade against the BJP government is because his recent releases are yet to receive money from the Uttar Pradesh government led by Chief Minister Yogi Aditynath. 

Hitting out at the Gangs of Wassepur director, Bagga on Saturday tweeted: "Anurag Kashyap got 2 cr from Akhilesh Yadav for his film Masaan. He wants similar amounts for his other films like Mukkabaz and Sand Ki Ankh, which the current UP government is still evaluating. That perhaps explains his tirade against BJP and Modi government."

Replying to Bagga’s tweet, Kashyap said Masaan, released 2015, received the "Film Bandhu" subsidy during the reign of Yogi government. He added that the Film Bandhu had invited him three times to its event last year which he denied to pay attendance.  He also attached an invitation to his tweet which says they he is being invited to be a speaker at ‘Uttar Pradesh State film Festival and Seminar’.

The filmmaker also asked his followers to read for themselves to know what are the conditions for getting a subsidy for film production under the Film Bandhu scheme.

This is not the first time Kashyap became a target of Bagga. The BJP leader had earlier filed a police complaint against Kashyap alleging that he has “intentionally hurting Sikh sentiments by adding a scene which disrespects Sikh religious symbol Kada” in the second season of the Netflix series, Sacred Games.

The scene in question involves actor Saif Ali Khan’s character, police inspector Sartaj Singh, removing his ‘kada’ and throwing it into the sea. Kashyap didn’t direct the scenes starring Saif; he was, instead, at the helm of the Nawazuddin Siddiqui timeline in the show. Masaan director Neeraj Ghaywan directed the Sartaj timeline.

Meanwhile, the director who has been vocal against the CAA ever since it was passed by the parliament on December 11, has now launched a personal attack against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his family. Tweeting in Hindi, he demanded proof that PM Modi is educated and wanted to see his degree in “entire political science”.

Kashyap did not stop here, he also said that PM Modi should show his birth certificate, along with that of his father and his entire family’s to the nation, and only then could he ask for papers from citizens. The filmmaker used the hashtag #f**kCAA as a mark of protest.

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First Published : 11 Jan 2020, 07:20:40 PM