Recently, senior cancer surgeon of Tata Memorial Hospital (TMH), Dr Pankaj Chaturvedi, wrote an open letter to Messiah of new wave cinema of Bollywood, Anurag Kashyap, after the filmmaker refused to place an anti smoking warning in his film Ugly as he found the disclaimer disturbs the visual narration.
Anurag Kashyap never takes criticism in the right spirit even when addressed in the proper manner. There were many such incidents in the past; the last one being he is leaving the twitter after a fight with his followers. The advice he gives his twitter critics most time is " You'are talking through your a**". Even to a respected senior cancer surgeon of greater ranks, he told them same, it seems.
A public interest litigation (PIL) was filed at Bombay High Court by Kashyap on December 17, arguing that censor board doesn't allow his movie to release on the grounds of lack of anti smoking disclaimers in particular scenes. The filmmaker told the media that his fundamental right to speech and expression is violated.
In his open letter, Dr Pankaj Chaturvedi addressed all the arguments made by Ugly director in his petition and replied for the same. This didn't go with Anurag and he replied with harsh words for the letter.
Read Anurag's reply for Dr Pankaj Chaturvedi's open letter through the slides