Neeraj Ghaywan vs Vivek Agnihotri: Someone send the 'Hate Story' director a bit of aloe vera

Neeraj Ghaywan's savage reply to Vivek Agnihotri needs a bit of aloe vera, guys. Someone please help him out?

On January 1, over ten lakh Dalits assembled at Koregaon Bhima, 30km from Pune, to mark the 200th anniversary of the Koregaon Bhima Battle of 1818. This celebration was marred by Hindutva fringe groups, who allegedly torched 40 vehicles, resulting in violence that injured twelve and killed one. Dalits leaders then called for a statewide bandh in Maharashtra on Wednesday, January 3.

With everyone from politicians to news channels ‘debating’ on the currently ongoing Dalit protests, obviously Twitter couldn’t be far behind.

Never one to pass up on an opportunity to place his foot firmly in his mouth, Vivek Agnihotri took to the micro-blogging website to share his abysmally ignorant views with the world. He spoke about the time when ‘a Dalit flew first-class in a flight while Vivek sat in economy’. Calling this change ‘an inverted pyramid’, Vivek was apparently trying to explain how the caste is no longer ‘an issue’.

To which Neeraj Ghaywan responded with this:

Agnihotri, obviously, did not back down after Ghaywan’s amazing response. He said Ghaywan took the tweet out of context and was playing the Dalit card. Like Agnihotri, Ghaywan too didn’t back down, and by the end of it had Twitter cheering for the Masaan director.

And then there were players on both sides:

And Agnihotri’s response to it:

This Twitter exchange was surely exhausting.

A look at Vivek Agnihotri’s timeline and arriving at the conclusion that his tweets are full of incomprehension isn’t difficult. Have a look:

He is definitely obsessed with ‘Urban Naxals’, whatever that means!


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