Swara Bhaskar slams Vivek Agnihotri, says she is "vile and bigoted"text_fields
Mumbai: After filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri called journalist Mohammed Zubair words like 'puncture repairer to jihadi', Bollywood actress Swara Bhaskar slammed him for "vile and bigoted" behaviour.
Zubair had fact-checked Vivek's tweet about winning the Dadasaheb Phalke award following which the two of them engaged in an argument on Twitter. Vivek Agnihotri earlier tweeted that The Kashmir Files won an award at the Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Awards. Zubair tweeted that the film did not win the real prestigious award but another one that sounds like it. The filmmaker responded by saying that fact-checking is the biggest extortion mafia today. Controlled by crazy, lunatic terror organisation.
Zubair shared the screenshots of the Dadasaheb Phalke award confusion. To which Vivek said: "I don’t hate fact-checkers, I hate when puncture repairers pretend to be fact-checkers. Because you are nothing but just a jehadi pimp of India’s enemies & I know very well who is behind you. Every jihadi will have his day and your time is just around the corner."
On Friday, Swara said, "Vivek Agnihotri name-calling, swearing at, accusing Muslim citizens on public platforms simply because they are Muslim is a glaring example of how vile, poisoned, bigoted and majoritarian our public discourse has become in New India." She added that it is sickening.
Zubair also responded by saying that words like "jihadi" and "puncture wala" were used against Muslims by faceless Right Wing trolls earlier. But now, it is openly being used by verified trolls. Vivek continued to call the journalist other names like "genocide denier, terror supporter, perpetrator of women harassment (Nupur Sharma) instigator of #SarTanSeJuda (Kanhaiya Lal) & anti-truth pimp of Hindu’s enemies."