The director of the film ‘The Kashmir Files’ is in controversy over his statements. Now film director Vivek Agnihotri seems to be in trouble for a statement. Actually, a video of him is becoming increasingly viral on social media, in which he is seen telling the word ‘Bhopali’ to mean homosexual. A complaint has been lodged against the film director at the Versova police station.
In the viral video, Vivek Agnihotri purportedly says- “I have grown up in Bhopal, but I am not a Bhopali. Because Bhopali has a different connotation. You can ask any Bhopali. I will explain it to you in private. If someone says he is Bhopali, it generally means he is homosexual, a person with Nawabi likings.”
Due to this statement, now Vivek Agnihotri is getting trolled a lot. Senior Congress leader and former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Digvijay Singh has targeted him. Digvijay Singh tweeted, “Vivek Agnihotri ji, this might be your personal experience. This is not the experience of an ordinary Bhopal resident. I have been associated with Bhopal and Bhopalis since 1977, but my experience has not been so. The influence of company has an effect, wherever you may live.”
Journalist Govind Gurjar wrote in his tweet, “I am sorry Bhopal for this second-class recognition. How can being Bhopali be homosexual? Lucknow, Hyderabad, Mysore are also Nawabi cities…If we also keep saying that Tanushree Dutta speaks like this about you, would you agree…?”
While giving clarification on his statement, Vivek Agnihotri said in a press conference that his statement was misrepresented. Bhopali means exactly what he said. However, now the meaning of Bhopali has changed.
He said, “This is not such a disturbing thing, there are different types of conversations, I was talking with a friend which was presented as a headline. I myself have studied journalism from IIMC and now I’m sitting on the holy soil of Makhan Lal Chaturvedi University. I had read that the first duty of a journalist is to do research and bring out the facts and then talk about the narrative.”