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Abhinav Kashyap vs Salman Khan: Anurag Kashyap reveals why he won't say anything

Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap on Tuesday took to Twitter and revealed that he will not comment on the ongoing Salman Khan and brother Abhinav Kashayp feud.

FPJ Web Desk | Updated on: Tuesday, June 16, 2020, 03:34 PM IST

Abhinav Kashyap vs Salman Khan: Anurag Kashyap reveals why he won't say anything | PTI
Abhinav Kashyap vs Salman Khan: Anurag Kashyap reveals why he won't say anything | PTI
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Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap on Tuesday took to Twitter and revealed that he will not comment on the ongoing feud between Salman Khan and his brother Abhinav Kashyap.

After 'Dabangg' director Abhinav Singh Kashyap came out with a series of serious allegations against Salman Khan and his family members, claiming they were harassing him, Anurag tweeted: "For the media calling me and people who want to ask , treat this as my statement. “More than two years ago , Abhinav had told me clearly to stay out of his business and it’s not my place to comment on anything he says or does.“ Thank You"

This comes after, Anurag's brother Abhinav launched a scathing attack on the actor and his brothers Arbaaz and Sohail Khan.

Requesting the Maharashtra government to launch a detailed investigation into the death of Sushant Singh Rajput, Anubhav said Rajput’s death is just the ‘tip of the iceberg just like the #MeToo movement was for a much bigger malaise in Bollywood.’

Taking on the three Khan brothers, Kashyap alleged that he was exploited by Salman, Sohail and Arbaaz. “I have experienced exploitation and bullying first hand Arbaaz Khan on Dabangg and ever since. So here is my story 10 years after Dabangg.”

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Here's an excerpt from his Facebook post:

The reason I moved out of making Dabangg 2 ten years ago is because Arbaaz Khan in collusion with Sohail Khan and family was trying to take control of my career by bullying me. Arbaaz Khan sabotaged my second project with Shree Ashtavinayak Films that I was signed up with by personally calling their head Mr. Raj Mehta and threatening him with dire consequences if they made a film with me. I had to return the signing money to Shree Ashtavinayak films and moved to Viacom Pictures. They did the same thing. Only this time the sabotager was Sohail Khan and he intimidated the then Viacom CEO Vikram Malhotra. My project was sabotaged and I was made to return my signing fee of Rupees 7 Crores plus interest of Ninety odd lacs. Its only then that Reliance Entertainment came to my rescue and we forged an enduring partnership for my film Besharam.

But lo behold... Mr. Salman Khan and family sabotaged the release of the film and got their PROs to run a sustained negative smear campaign against me and my film BESHARAM before release. This scared the distributors from buying my film. Reliance Entertainment and I were capable and courageous enough to release the film ourselves but the battle had just begun. My enemies, which there were many ran a sustained negative Trolling and badmouthing campaign against the film till the Box Office of my film collapsed. But to their horror, Besharam had still netted 58 crores before it went out of theaters.

So they fought on... They sabotaged the Satellite release of the film that was pre-sold to Mr. Jayanti Lal Gada who was the main agregator for Zee Telefilms those days. With Reliances goodwill, they were able to re-negotiate the satellite rights sale with Gada for a much lesser price.

Over the next few years, all my projects and creative endeavors have been sabotaged and I have been repeatedly threatened with life and rape threats given to/for the female members of my family. The sustained gaslighting and bullying destroyed my mental health and that of my family and led to my divorce and breaking up of my family in 2017. They erred and sent some of these threats as texts, sent to me as sms from several numbers. Armed with evidence, I went to the police in 2017 to file an FIR which they refused to register but registered a non-cognizable complaint. When the threats continued, I forced the police to trace the numbers but they couldn't be traced back to Sohail Khan(the suspected sender). My complaint remains open to date and I still have all the evidence.

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Published on: Tuesday, June 16, 2020, 02:26 PM IST