Thappad director Anubhav Sinha 'resigns' from Bollywood; sends Twitter in a frenzy
In an apparent emotional outburst against prejudice and malice associated with term 'Bollywood', filmmaker Anubhav Sinha in a tweet announced that he has had 'enough' and is 'resigning' from Bollywood. The Mulk director also changed his Twitter profile from Anubhav Sinha to Anubhav Sinha (Not Bollywood). He wrote: “ENOUGH!!! I hereby resign from Bollywood. Whatever the f*** that means.”
I hereby resign from Bollywood.
Whatever the f**k that means.— Anubhav Sinha (Not Bollywood) (@anubhavsinha) July 21, 2020
Sinha's announcement was followed similar tweets by Sudhir Mishra and Hansal Mehta who also distanced themselves from 'Bollywood'. While retweeting Sudhir Mishra's tweet, the ace director said "Ok two people are out of Bollywood. We will continue to work in Hindi film industry and make films". The Thappad director, however, clarified that he will continue to work in Hindi film industry and urged people to let go of Bollywood.
___ __ ___ BOLLYWOOD __ _____ ___ _____ ______ _________ ___ __ __ ________ ________— Anubhav Sinha (Not Bollywood) (@anubhavsinha) July 21, 2020
__ __ ____ _____ ________, ______ ___ ______ https://t.co/gimZWCIKgK
Both the directors listed the names of their favourite directors who inspired them to become filmmakers. Soon director Hansal Mehta also joined the bandwagon and tweeted in their support.
Yes . And Garam Hawa , Chalti ka Naam Gaadi , Tere Mere Sapne , Ek Din Pratidin , Duvidha , Saara Akash , Saamna , AND almost as many films made by international Directors ! https://t.co/qg6I4MnrRN
July 21, 2020
Known for not mincing his words, Sinha has lately garnered a lot of fame for his critically-acclaimed films namely Thappad, Mulk and Article 15. Fans were left confused as to what to make out of his tweets. They urged him to continue filmmaking, even if it meant outside Bollywood.
Sir pls don't film maker's like you are very important for the growth of Bollywood,it's already in a mess for various reasons n Coronavirus pandemic crisis being one of them ..Stay safe __— Anindita__ (@aneesinha) July 21, 2020
sorry to hear that, whatever your reasons may be. Loved your movies. Would love to see your craft outside bollywood. All the best!— Abhishek Choudhary (@Abhi_Choudhary) July 21, 2020
The Hindi film industry has witnessed unprecedented outrage after the unfortunate death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput. There have been heated debates on social media as well as newsrooms on the issue of nepotism. Many celebs and newbies have reminisced their own struggle and how they were treated as outsiders in the film industry.
Posted By: Rakesh Kumar Jha