A spat ensued between Pandit and Kashyap on social media following the former's response to the Gangs Of Wasseypur director's comment.
Anurag Kashyap complains to PM about rape threat to daughter, Ashoke Pandit joins debate
Mumbai - 24 May 2019 12:36 IST
Updated : 18:54 IST
After the Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party's landslide victory in the 2019 general election yesterday, social media was full of jubilant messages from his supporters.
Amidst this, filmmaker Anurag Kashyap got a jolt when a Modi supporter wrote a vile, threatening post to his daughter on Instagram.
Kashyap got onto Twitter and complained about it to Modi as the person who sent the obscene message claimed to be Modi’s fan.
The director wrote, “Dear Narendra Modi sir. Congratulations on your victory and thank you for the message of inclusiveness. Sir, please also tell us how do we deal with these followers of yours who celebrate your victory by threatening my daughter with messages like this for me being your dissenter.”
Dear @narendramodi sir. Congratulations on your victory and thank you for the message of inclusiveness. Sir please also tell us how do we deal with these followers of yours who celebrate your victory by threatening my daughter with messages like this for me being your dissenter. pic.twitter.com/jC7jYVBCi8— Anurag Kashyap (@anuragkashyap72) May 23, 2019
Reacting to this, producer Ashoke Pandit claimed that the Twitter handle from which the abusive text was sent to Kashyap's daughter does not exist. “This Twitter handle seems to be photoshopped because it doesn’t exist. Seems to be created by an urban Naxal to give an opportunity to somebody to abuse Modi when the entire world is happy,” he said.
This twitter handle seems to be photoshopped because it doesn’t exist. Seems to be created by an #UrbanNaxal to give an opportunity to somebody to abuse #Modi when the entire World is happy. https://t.co/e0kVlEhL4J— Ashoke Pandit (@ashokepandit) May 23, 2019
Kashyap was incensed by the reply from Pandit, and reacted quite abrasively.
Search for it on Instagram not on twitter you moron .. this is my daughter getting a threat asshole ..— Anurag Kashyap (@anuragkashyap72) May 23, 2019
This did not go down well with the producer. Pandit then sent a screenshot of a private chat message, claiming that it had been sent by Kashyap. The message read, “It’s my daughter getting a threat and it’s not a Twitter handle, it’s an Instagram handle. I didn’t know that you were such a degraded human being to call it photoshopped. You are so embarrassing and an attention seeker. World-class insensitive asshole.”
@anuragkashyap72 Clearly U r under shock after today’s election results. Drunk texting me abuses, tagging the wrong person on Twitter... please pass the joint quicker.— Ashoke Pandit (@ashokepandit) May 23, 2019
Also tagging @MumbaiPolice @CPMumbaiPolice so they can track ‘chowkidar_ramsanghi_’ and take action. pic.twitter.com/SdhuP0am38
It is not known yet if Kashyap has decided to act on Pandit's suggestion and filed a complaint with the police.