Bollywood filmmaker Shekhar Kapur's recent tweet about his debut directorial 'Masoom' has faced backlash from netizens with people calling it a duplicate of 'Man, Woman, and Child' by Erich Segal. As the controversy ripened, Bollywood filmmaker Anurag Kashyap came forward to advocate for Kapur over the same, calling his work 'way superior'.
Giving it back to the trolls, Anurag Kashyap in a recent Tweet said, 'Masoom' might be inspired by 'Man, Woman, and Child' but it is way superior to it and neither one was a remake of the other. Despite holding diverse political opinions, Kashyap further backed Kapur saying "He is definitely a way superior filmmaker. His current tweets don’t change that fact."
Here's the post:
“Masoom” may or may not have been based on the same source material , but “Masoom” was a way superior film to “Man, Woman and Child”, and neither one was a remake of the other. @shekharkapur is definitely a way superior filmmaker . His current tweets don’t change that fact.— Anurag Kashyap (@anuragkashyap72) August 2, 2019
This comes after Kapur on Thursday reminisced the making of his debut venture 'Masoom' and in a tweet said that some 'famous, experienced and knowledgeable' people wanted him to change the film's script, suggesting it had no drama, no villain, to which fans slammed him widely saying it was the remake of an English film 'Man, Woman, and Child' which released in 1980.
Here's the post:
So many people that ‘Knew’ wanted me to change the script of this film. People that were famous, experienced and ‘knowledgeable’. Told me it had no drama, no villain. I was naive unknown unskilled untrained. But rebellious. Thank God for that ! pic.twitter.com/Gb6Co3eOo1— Shekhar Kapur (@shekharkapur) August 1, 2019
Shekhar Kapur and Anurag Kashyap are poles apart on the political arena. Earlier this week the filmmaker got engaged in a war of words after he took a dig at 'intellectuals' in connection to the open letter written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi claiming intolerance in the country under the rule of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Anurag Kashyap was one of the key candidates who signed the letter along with 48 other celebrities across domains. He tweeted that he had come to India as a refugee of partition and has always lived in the fear of them.
"They made me feel insignificant. Small. Then suddenly embraced me after my films. I still fear them. Their embrace is like a snake bite", read an excerpt from his post.
Take a look:
Started life as refugee of Partition. Parents gave everything to make a life for kids. Was always in fear of ‘intellectuals’. They made me feel insignicant. Small. Then suddenly embraced me after my films. I still fear them. Their embrace is like a bite of snake. Still a refugee.— Shekhar Kapur (@shekharkapur) July 27, 2019
His post received backlash from lyricist Javed Akhtar who even adviced Kapur to see "a good psychiatrist". Anurag in this recent tweet drew a reference to the same, clarifying that despite their diverse political opinions, he acknowledges and supports his creativity.
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