Vivek Agnihotri: Don’t watch it if you are Secular
‘The Kashmir Files’ director Vivek Agnihotri, often grabs eyeballs for his controversial comments on trending topics. This time the filmmaker, found himself at the receiving end for his reaction to the Deepika Padukone and Shah Rukh Khan song in Pathaan titled “Besharam Rang” (Naa Nijam Rangu in Telugu). Social media is divided over the song, While some are mesmerised by Deepika's bold avatar and Shah Rukh's ripping shirtless looks, a section of the audience called the song vulgar, and #BoycottPathaan and #BoycottBollywood has been trending across all social media platforms.
Now Vivek has shared a video of a woman criticising the music video for spreading 'vulgarity' and wrote, "WARNING: #PnV video against Bollywood. Don’t watch it if you are a Secular." The video has garnered over 1.1 million views.
See the video here:
Twitterati is now calling the director a ‘hypocrite’. While promoting his 2012 erotic thriller 'Hate Story' the director shared his views on 'celebrating a woman's body' and called the erotica genre an 'art form'.
One user commented, "Look who's talking of vulgarity. The director of Hate Story. Hypocrisy of the highest level," wrote a Twitter user. Another called the director a 'hypocrite' saying, "So once you are done making a movie like Hate Story and making money off it... then you can go off and pass judgement on others for a song, which you consider 'ashleel (vulgar)' now. But when you made an entire movie with much more, then it was art. Gotcha. You hypocrite."
In the old video which is going viral now, Agnihotri says, "You're not a complete artist if you haven't done erotic art. It's an art form. What can be better than celebrating a woman's body. What's wrong with it? I think the most beautiful thing in this world, for a filmmaker or a photographer, is to shoot two naked bodies together...Because you are taught differently, your parents and school taught you differently doesn't mean that I also have to look at it like that," he adds.
'The Kashmir Files' director is currently working on his pan-Indian film 'The Vaccine War' which will star Nana Patekar. 'Pathaan' which also stars John Abraham, will release in theatres on January 25, 2023.
Updated date: Saturday, 31 Dec 2022 - 4:44 PM