Apurva Asrani slams filmmaker Hansal Mehta for ‘seeking mileage’ from ‘Manikarnika’ producer Kamal Jain’s illness

Mumbai: National award-winning film editor and writer Apurva Asrani has slammed filmmaker Hansal Mehta for “seeking mileage” from producer Kamal Jain’s illness. Jain, producer of “Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi”, has been hospitalized here for throat and chest infection.

On Sunday, Mehta posted about Jain’s health saying: “Sad news. I completely empathise with him and the possible cause of his condition. Prayers.”

To which, Asrani responded: “Precious — coming from someone who sent his closest collaborator to the gallows to gain the favour of the so called ’cause’. No apology, no empathy when your friend had a breakdown and was in the hospital? Please don’t seek mileage from the man’s illness now. Let him recover in peace.”

Asrani and Mehta have been at loggerheads since Asrani wrote a post on social media calling the filmmaker “spineless”. He wrote the post as he was unhappy with actress Kangana Ranaut for claiming that she had co-written the script of 2017 film “Simran”, directed by Mehta. Asrani said he was not offended by the credits but felt “betrayed” by the actress.

Asrani also wished a speedy recovery for Jain. “My prayers are with Kamal Jain,” he tweeted.

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