Shirish Kunder apologises for calling Yogi Adityanath a goon

In a twisting turn of events, director Shirish Kunder apologised for dubbing Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath a goon on Twitter.

Published: 25th March 2017 12:55 PM  |   Last Updated: 25th March 2017 12:55 PM   |  A+A-

Filmmaker Shirish Kunder (Photo | Facebook)

Filmmaker Shirish Kunder (Photo | Facebook)


NEW DELHI: In a twisting turn of events, director Shirish Kunder has apologised for dubbing Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath as a ‘goon’ on Twitter.

The 43-year-old director took to his Twitter page and wrote, “I unconditionally apologise. I never meant to hurt anyones feelings or sentiment.”

The apology comes after a FIR was registered against the filmmaker.

In a series of tweets earlier, Shirish criticized the newly appointed Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister by saying, “Hoping a goon will stop rioting once he's allowed to rule is like expecting a rapist to stop raping once he's allowed to rape.”

Further wrote, “Going by the logic of making a goon as CM so that he behaves, Dawood can be CBI director. And Mallya - RBI Governor.”

 Later, the filmmaker deleted both the tweets.

This is not the first time that the director has voiced out his opinion on Twitter.

Earlier in 2016, he reacted on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Mann Ki Baat' as he wrote, "If you block their nose, they will breathe from the mouth. Doesn't mean they are enjoying it".

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