Ever since the unfortunate incident of Sanjay Leela Bhansali (SLB) being manhandled and beaten up by Karni Sena in Jaipur occurred, ace producer-directors Karan Johar and Anurag Kashyap have left no stone unturned in ensuring that the film fraternity comes together and extends its full support to a battered SLB in his tough time.
For the uninitiated, SLB was shooting for his upcoming period film ‘Padmavati’ at Jaigarh Fort in Jaipur. A group of activists from Karni Sena organisation had entered the sets, vandalised it and attacked the director saying that he is showing their Rani Padmavati in poor light in the film. Deepika, who plays the titular character in the film, was not on set when this happened. Neither were the lead male actors, Shahid Kapoor (Raja Ratan Singh) and Ranveer Singh (Alauddin Khilji).
The duo have been constantly on Twitter expressing their concerns over safety of Bollywood as an industry and urging their friends to show solidarity towards the National award-winning director.
In one of his tweets, Anurag Kashyap had written: Hindu extremists have stepped out of twitter into the real world now…and Hindu terrorism is not a myth anymore.
To which, a Twitter user replied: “@anuragkashyap72 hey buddy let me give u free advice “stop sleeping with @karanjohar
This particular tweet was derogatorily offensive enough to boil an otherwise calm Johar’s blood. In a feat of rage, he replied: Let me give you some better advice!! Start sleeping with someone!!! You frustrated Fuck!!!!
This is not the first time a cyber bully has targeted Karan Johar for his ‘assumed’ sexuality. While it is good to use one’s freedom of expression every now and then, not knowing where to draw the line may have its share of nasty repercussions.
As for Karan, you nailed it with that response! No one in the face of this Earth has the authority to question your choices- personal or otherwise!