Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap had a quite amusing response to a death hoax on Twitter. The tweet came from the verified account of KRK Box Office, actor-critic Kamaal R Khan’s platform for Bollywood news and commerce analyses.
Anurag quipped that Yamraj (the Hindu God of death) escorted him back to Soil as his existence and films gave meaning to a large number of people’s lives. He was once replying to a tweet, which said, “#RIP #AnuragKashyap! He was once in point of fact a great storyteller! We will be able to all the time overlook you sir!”
“Kal Yamraj ke darshan hue… Aaj Yamraj khud ghar wapas chhod ke gaye. Bole – abhi toh aur filmein banani hai tumhe. Tum movie nahi banaoge aur bewakoof/bhakt uska boycott nahi karenge, toh unka jeevan sarthak nahi hoga. Unko sarthakta mile isliye wapas chhod gaye mujhe (Met Yamraj the day before today. Today, he himself escorted me back home. He said, ‘You still have to make more films. Whether you don’t make films and whether these films don’t seem to be boycotted by idiots and bhakts, their lives will be meaningless.’ He left me back on Soil in order that I will help them find meaning in their lives),” the director tweeted.
कल यमराज के दर्शन हुए .. आज यमराज खुद घर वापस छोड़ के गए । बोले – अभी तो और फ़िल्में बनानी हैं तुम्हें । तुम फ़िल्म नहीं बनाओगे और बेवक़ूफ़/भक्त उसका boycott नहीं करेंगे , तो उनका जीवन सार्थक नहीं होगा। उनको सार्थकता मिले इसलिए वापस छोड़ गये मुझे। https://t.co/fHuZN6YQ5n
— Anurag Kashyap (@anuragkashyap72) September 14, 2020
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Anurag is no stranger to being trolled online. In 2018, he told PTI that trolls simply poured out their frustration online. “We are dealing with a country which is so over-populated, where there is such a lot resentment, such a lot repression, such a lot of mouths to feed, such a lot of people searching for work, such a lot of disillusioned people. Now and again I think when they’re frustrated they wish to take it out. And they feel better after abusing,” he said.
On the work front, Anurag began 2020 by directing a segment in the Netflix anthology Ghost Stories. He also directed Choked: Paisa Bolta Hai, which released on Netflix. Excluding this, he acted as a corrupt police officer in Ghoomketu, which starred Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the titular role.
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