New Delhi, Oct 29: Once again veteran actor and former chairman of Central Board of Film Certification Anupam Kher has come out in support of Modi Government.
A day after filmmakers announced their decision to return awards amid rising incidences of religious intolerance within the country, Kher lashed out at them.
Slamming for their decision, Anupam Kher said that these actors and directors were anti-Modi and never wanted him to become Prime Minister of India. In a series of tweets, he said that these filmmakers have insulted audience who watch their films.
60-year old actor also alleged that these were the men who got me out from the Censor Board during UPA days.
"Some of these usual suspects of #AwardWapsiGang were instrumental in getting me out of Censor Board d moment Congress came in Power". Kher wrote on Social Media.
Earlier, a group of 10 filmmakers announced that they would return their national awards.
They said that the decision was taken to show protest against the "threat to diversity and freedom of speech."
The list of filmmakers who have announced their decision to return awards in protest of brutal murder of Kannada writer MM Kalburgi and Dadri like incidents, are Dibakar Banerjee, Anand Patwardhan, Paresh Kamdar, Harshvardhan Kulkarni, Hari Nair, Rakesh Sharma, Indraneel Lahiri and Lipika Singh.
Khosla Ka Ghosla famed Dibakar Banerjee said, "If there is intolerance of debate, of questioning and usually intolerance of a student body wanting to have a better teaching environment and that intolerance manifests in apathy, then that is what we are protesting against. Returning my very first National Award which I received for 'Khosla Ka Ghosla' is not easy. It was my first film and for many my most loved".
"We are disenchanted with what is happening in the country", Anand Patwardhan said during a press conference in Mumbai.