Tempers have been flaring in the Hindi film industry lately on social media, and in the latest burst of obvious emotional rage, filmmaker Anubhav Sinha has tweeted to declare he is resigning from Bollywood.
Sinha, who has garnered a lot of fame directing ‘Mulk’, ‘Article 15’ and ‘Thappad’ in recent years, is known for his straightforward posts on social media. Never one to shy from even getting abusive occasionally, the filmmaker has not minced words to declare that he is calling it quits.
He also posted that “Bollywood was” and “Hindi films will” implying that his frustration comes from the several problems associated with working in Bollywood.
“ENOUGH!!! I hereby resign from Bollywood. Whatever the fu*k that means,” he wrote on his verified Twitter handle.
For the records, he has even changed his Twitter profile from Anubhav Sinha to Anubhav Sinha (Not Bollywood).
Sinha’s post was echoed by filmmaker Sudhir Mishra as well, who wrote: “What’s Bollywood? I came 2be part of Cinema inspired by Satyajit Ray, Raj Kapoor, Guru Dutt, Ritwick Ghatak, Bimal Roy, Mrinal Sen, Hrishikesh Mukherjee, KAsif, Vijay Anand, Javed Akhtar, Tapan Sinha, Gulzar, Shekhar Kapur, Ketan Mehta, Bharatan n Aravindan, etc. That where I’ll always be.”
Filmmaker Hansal Mehta responded: “Chhor Diya (left it) It never existed in the first place.”
Many fans urged Sinha to continue filmmaking, even if it meant from outside Bollywood.
“Resign from Bollywood but continue ur good work in Hindi Film Industry or just Film Industry,” wrote a user.
Sinha later retweeted Mishra’s post and also suggested to everyone that they go out of ‘Bollywood’, but will continue to work in the ‘Hindi film industry’ and make films.