Anurag Kashyap loves to talk for effect. Half the time he doesn’t mean what he says. But his statements are often so cringe-wordy that those close to him fear of the instant and far-reaching repercussions.
At an event to promote his new film Do Baaraa this week Kashyap joked that his leading lady Taapsee Pannu is “jealous of his boobs”.
At another event Kashyap has gone many steps ahead in his brashspeak , stating that S S rajamouli’s RRR should go to the Oscars next year, and not Vivek Agnihotri’s The Kashmir Files.
Livid and retaliatory Vivek Agnihotri has hit back with a tweet that had gone viral : “The vicious, GENOCIDE-DENIER lobby of Bollywood has started their campaign against #TheKashmirFiles for #Oscars, under the leadership of the maker of #Dobaaraa.”
While the collections of Dobaaraa are likely to be hit by Kashyap’s Oscar bomb,the immediate aftermath of the careless utterance is a blanket ban on the Liger gang’s casual quips at media events.
Says a source, “The release of Liger is a week away. At this point of time any casual remark could trigger off a hostile reaction. Vijay Deverakonda and Ananya Pandey have been told to not answer any questions outside the promotional boundary.Vijay and his director Puri Jagnanadh have been advised to resort to my-Hindi-is-weak tactic.
Ananya Pandey has been especially told to mum. The Liger team’s golden advice to Ananya: when in doubt, simply pout.