Filmmaker and social activist Ashoke Pandit and Richa Chadha got into the most bizzare fight ever on Twitter about the CAA protests!
The two Twitter nemesis locked horns again when President of the Indian Film & Television Director's Association, and the Chief Advisor of FWICE (Federation of Western India Cine Employees) Ashoke Pandit accused Richa Chadha and a few other Bollywood celebrities of supplying 'dummy' protestors on Sunday.
The accusation came after a number of celebrities including Richa Chadha took to Twitter to show their support for Jamia University's student protestors. Richa has been quite vocally supporting the CAA student protestors and her Twitter is filled with messaged on the same.
Replying to a tweet, Ashoke Pandit wrote, “#ISupportDelhiPolice @anuragkashyap72 @MaheshNBhatt @anubhavsinha @RajkummarRao @humasqureshi #SwaraBhasker @BajpayeeManoj @RichaChadha & many more like these friends of ours have supplied dummies.”
Richa wasn't going to take the accusation lightly and the 'Section 375’ actress decided to give it back to Ashoke by pointing out his confusing behaviour.
Richa asked him why does he engage in such a hostile behaviour online but sends her an invitation to his daughter's wedding. She wrote. "Sir you’re such a strange man! When u ran into me at a party and I promised ki aapki bakwas ko pyaar se counter karungi,u laughed! Now u levelling allegations?And then u invited me to your daughters wedding? I mean r u ok? Why do you behave like this online! Someone paying u?"
Ashoke replied to her saying he didn't wish to disrespect her and they both have the right to opinions. He further added that it is the 'urban naxals' who are getting paid to create havoc in the country. And Richa launched a thread on how Ashoke is a completely different person online.
She wrote, "Difference of opinion is welcome ? Sir wanna do a thread on you. May I ? Because of all the old charity work u do for the elderly, I assumed u still have some humanity left. Then I met the virtual version of u. You are always inciting abuse against ppl who disagree with you"
She also spoke about how he "BAITED abuse for women half ur age" and mentioned Rana Ayyub and Arfa Khanum Sherwani.
The Twitter spat took a turn when Richa wrote, " rabid hate monger that froths at the mouth on TV debates and abuse ppl on twitter ... only to send them wedding invites."
Here's the thread: