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Shirish Kunder apologises after FIR is filed for tweeting against Yogi Adityanath

The filmmaker had called the newly-elected Uttar Pradesh chief minister a goon and compared him to terrorist Dawood Ibrahim in his tweets.

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Mayur Lookhar

He’s been keeping a low profile on the professional front, but Shirish Kunder has an active presence on social media. The actor had courted controversy yesterday when he slammed newly-elected Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath in his tweet. The filmmaker was forced to apologise after the followers of Adityanath filed a FIR against him.

Kunder posted the following tweet apologising to Adityanath and anyone who felt offended.

Kunder, who is married to filmmaker-choreographer Farah Khan, had riled Adityanath’s supporters when he called him a goon and questioned his appointment as the CM of Uttar Pradesh.

‘Go by the logic of making a goon as CM so that he behaves, Dawood can be CBI director. And Mallya – RBO governor’

‘Hoping a goon will stop rioting once he’s allowed to rule is like expecting a rapist to stop raping once he’s allowed to rape.’

Kunder had posted the above controversial tweets and later deleted them. 

Incensed supporters of the UP chief minister had then filed a FIR against Kunder at the Hazratganj police station. It remains to be seen whether Adityanath’s supporters will withdraw their complaint.

Kunder hasn't made a full-length feature film since Joker (2012). The filmmaker last made a short film Kriti (2016) which was involved in a plagiarism row.