Shatrughan Sinha lashes out against Anurag Kashyap’s view on PM’s Pak policy

  • Subhash K Jha, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Oct 18, 2016 08:07 IST
BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha says he cannot understand the connect between Modi’s visit to Pakistan and Karan Johar’s film ADHM. (PTI Photo) (PTI)

Actor and politician Shatrughan Sinha is known for being outspoken. And the 70-year-old, who is part of the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP), is perplexed and annoyed by filmmaker Anurag Kashyap’s views on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Pakistan policy.

On Sunday, Kashyap tweeted to Modi, “Sir, you haven’t yet said sorry for your trip to meet the Pakistani PM. It was December 25th. Same time KJo was shooting ADHM. Why?”

Reacting in his inimitable way, Sinha said, “Firstly, let me make it very clear that I am very fond of Anurag and his brother Abhinav. Having said that, I’d also like to say that I am extremely proud of our Prime Minister, the dashing dynamic action hero Narendra Modi Ji, for all the efforts that he has made in the past to bring peace between the two countries. Let’s not undermine our PM’s brave efforts just because at this moment those efforts seem to have come to a deadlock. Anurag and all those criticising the PM for his supposedly soft attitude to Pakistan should remember, political dynamics change rapidly. Today’s friendly neighbour becomes tomorrow’s sworn enemy , and vice versa.”

Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap at his office in Oshiwara in Mumbai (Satish Bate/HT Photo) (Hindustan Times)

Sinha says he is also puzzled about why Anurag’s drew a parallel between the PM’s surprise visit to Pakistan on December 25 with Karan Johar’s film. “This doesn’t make any sense to me. Let’s not trivialise our PM’s historic visit, which every country in the world praised. I fail to understand the connection between the PM’s flash-visit to Pakistan and Karan Johar’s film. Nor do I understand the connection between Karan Johar and Anurag Kashyap,” adds Shatrughan.

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