Bollywood rallied around celebrated filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali after he was attacked on the sets of his upcoming film Padmavati in Jaipur.
Among scores of other influential people, ace filmmaker Karan Johar also condemned the attack on Twitter and urged Bollywood to stand united.
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Am appalled at what has happened with Sanjay Bhansali....this is the time for all us as an industry to stand by our people and fraternity!!— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) January 27, 2017
Having been through many instances of turmoil during a film shoot or release...i understand Sanjay's emotion at this point...I stand by him.— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) January 27, 2017
Thoughts of what has transpired with Sanjay Bhansali today are just not leaving me!! Feeling helpless and angry!! This cannot be our future!— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) January 27, 2017
No member of our industry should be silent on this matter!!! It's calls for unity and NOT selective indifference!!! https://t.co/Adz6eWjggb— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) January 27, 2017
And for all those so called protectors of history!!! Have you read the script of the film??? Do you know facts??? So then just SHUT UP!!!!— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) January 28, 2017
Critically-acclaimed director Anurag Kashyap went on to warn against the the rising threat of extremism.
Hindu extremists have stepped out of twitter into the real world now.. and Hindu terrorism is not a myth anymore— Anurag Kashyap (@anuragkashyap72) January 27, 2017
Anurag's statement did not go down well with some. In poor taste, one troll counselled the Bombay Velvet's director to ''stop sleeping'' with Karan.
hey buddy let me give u free advice "stop sleeping with @karanjohar "— Vik (@vkspathak) January 28, 2017
Little did he know that the Kuch Kuch Hota Hai had some fitting gyan for him too.
Let me give you some better advice!! Start sleeping with someone!!! You frustrated Fuck!!!! https://t.co/r58q0anCqy— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) January 28, 2017
Have no feelings when my film releases, says SRK
Lesson learned the hard way, we say!
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