War of words: Anurag Kashyap tells Vivek Agnihotri to "Do Serious Research"text_fields
Mumbai: A Twitter feud erupted between filmmakers Vivek Agnihotri and Anurag Kashyap after the director of 'The Kashmir Files' expressed his displeasure with Mr Kashyap's statement on recent films on Wednesday.
Mr Agnihotri took to Twitter to publish a screenshot of Anurag Kashyap's interview, which read: "Films like Kantara and Pushpa are destroying the industry: Anurag Kashyap."
Sharing the post, Mr Agnihotri wrote, "I totally totally totally disagree with the views of Bollywood's one & only Milord. Do you agree?"
Replying to Mr Agnihotri's tweet, the 'Gangs of Wasseypur' director wrote, "Sir aapki galti nahin hai, aap ki filmon ki research bhi aisi hi hoti hai jaise aapki mere conversations pe tweet hai. Aapka aur aapki media ka bhi same haal hai. Koi nahin next time thoda serious research kar lena. (Sir, it's not your fault. The research of your films is the same like your tweets on my conversations. Your condition and that of your media are the same. Next time do some serious research)."
Mr Agnihotri challenged the 'Manmarziyaan' filmmaker to establish that the four-year research work on 'The Kashmir Files' was a lie, taking an indirect shot at Anurag Kashyap's recently released film 'Dobaaraa', NDTV reported.
'"Bholenath, aap lage haath sabit kar hi do ki #TheKashmirFiles ka 4 saal ka research sab jhooth tha. Girija Tikoo, BK Ganju, Airforce killing, Nadimarg sab jhooth tha. 700 Panditon ke video sab jhooth the. Hindu kabhi mare hi nahin. Aap prove kar do, DOBAARA aisi galti nahin hogi (prove that the four-year research for 'The Kashmir Files' was all lies. Girija Tikoo, BK Ganju, Airforce killing, Nadimarg - all were false. The videos of 700 Pandts were all false. No Hindus died. Prove this so that I won't make this mistake again," said Mr Agnihotri.
The Twitter conflict has split social media in half. Some supporters came out in support of Mr Agnihotri, while others sided with Mr Kashyap.
Mr Agnihotri has begun filming his next picture, 'The Vaccine War,' which will be released in theatres on the occasion of the next Independence Day.
Mr Kashyap recently directed the suspense thriller 'Dobaaraa,' starring Taapsee Pannu and Pavail Gulati in prominent parts, but it failed to wow audiences at the box office.