Vivek Agnihotri, the director of The Kashmir Files, has been making news lately for his critique of the Pathaan song Besharam Rang. The song, which stars Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone, has been climbing the charts despite being dogged by controversies. It all began when Madhya Pradesh Minister Nattoram Mishra criticised the actress and the film’s creators for wearing a saffron bikini.
However, as soon as the filmmaker entered the debate, internet users started trolling him by resurfacing pictures of his daughter Mallika Agnihotri in saffron-colored bikinis.
Now taking to Twitter, Vivek Agnihotri has shared the screenshots of the messages he has received on his DM and they look like from the Shah Rukh Khan. The series of messages see SRK fans abusing and sending him death threats. One of the messages reads, “Dhond raha hun tujhe main tujhe… ghar ke andar ghus kart era bheja udhao ga. Just watch. Or delete ur recent Tweet.” While writing about his daughter a message read, “Tumhari beti bhagwa bikini mein dikhati hai aur tum srk ko troll karega.”
Sharing the series of screenshots, Vivek Agnihotri wrote, “Badshah was right. There is negativity on social media. (But we are positive).”
Reacting to the same, a user wrote, “You shouldn’t be talking about this topic especially after the kind of movie you have directed recently.” While another said sharing his daughter’s photo, “Main Apna vichardhara rakh raha hun ki Kis Desh Mein Jo Garib log Hain Jo bheekh Mang kar khate hain aap Unka Badan bhi dekhenge na pura Sadi kapde se pura Dhaka Rahega per yah amiron loge Aaj ine logon ka Sharir Dekho yah log Garib se bhi.”
Vivek Agnihotri previously remarked, “First Instagram reels used to seem like poor imitation of Bollywood songs, making fun of the Besharam Rang song. Bollywood songs now resemble poor imitations of Instagram videos.