On Monday, a critically acclaimed director, Anubhav Sinha, took to twitter and said that according to him, more films on the topic of caste should be made in the Hindi film industry. For those who don’t know, Anubhav Sinha is highly rated directed and is known for movies like Article 15, Taapsee Pannu starrer Mulk, and Thappad.
His comment came after Kangana Ranaut tweeted that Bollywood should focus on films based on caste and reservation as it’s important to address such social issues of our country. She received a lot of flak on twitter for her remark on cast and reservation. Soon after, #BoycottKangana started trending on twitter.
Anubhav Sinha commented on this tweet and said,
“So very obviously, more films need to be made on the caste system in India. I, for one, certainly will.”
Taapsee Pannu commented, “Is baar main kar lu (Can I do it this time?) (sic).” To which Sinha replied,
“Badi badmash hai yaar tu, soi nahi ab tak? Kar le yaar tu kar le.(You are so naughty. You are still awake? Alright, you do it).”
Excited Pannu then wrote, “Ok now I can happily call it a day goodnight.”
For those who are unaware, Taapsee Pannu and Kangana Ranaut are not in a friendly relationship with each other. Recently, they were engaged in a war of words on social media. They were passing mean comments to each other, and that led to an ugly spat between the two.
However, Sinha’s tweet came after Kangana responded to Shekhar Gupta. The founder of The Print shared an article by journalist Dilip Mandal titled “Oprah Winfrey sent a book on caste to 100 US CEOs but Indians still won’t talk about it.” The name of the Book is Caste: The Origins of Our Discontent. It was much talked about internationally but not in India. So, to this Kangana responded by saying,
“Cast system has been rejected by modern Indians, in small towns every one knows it’s not acceptable anymore by law and order its nothing more than a sadistic pleasure for few, only our constitution is holding on to it in terms of reservations, Let Go Of It, Lets Talk About It (sic). Especially in professions like Doctors engineers, pilots most deserving people suffer reservations, we as a nation suffer mediocrity and brilliance finds a reluctant escape to The United States.. Shame (sic).”