Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap on Thursday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s advice to Bharatiya Janata Party leaders against making unnecessary remarks on movies has come too late as the “mob is out of control now”, PTI reported.
On Tuesday, during the BJP national executive meeting held in Delhi, Modi reportedly told BJP members that no one should make unnecessary comments that would overshadow the hard work done by the party.
On Thursday, at the launch of the trailer for his upcoming film Almost Pyaar with DJ Mohabbat, Kashyap said the prime minister’s advice will not make a difference. “If he had said this four years ago, it would have made a difference,” he added. “It was about controlling their own people. Things have gone out of hand now. I don’t think anybody will listen to anyone.”
The director also raised concerns about the rise in hatred in the country. “When you stay silent, you empower prejudice and you empower hatred,” he said. “It has now got so much empowered that it is a power in itself.”
Shariq Patel, an executive of Zee Studios, the distributor of Kashyap’s film, welcomed Modi’s advice. “It is very good that he said that and I hope it will lead to something good and end whatever negativity…