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.”

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.

 

 


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.

 

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.

 

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