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‘What's Wrong Happening Bhai?': Anupam Kher's Saffron Blinkers

On 3 November, Anupam Kher appeared on a popular (and noisy) prime time show on the "Tolerance Tussle" vis-à-vis what is being termed as the "Award Wapsi" movement. On the show, Kher duelled with Shobhaa De and repeated one question with emphatic innocence: "What's wrong happening bhai?" This reflects the height of hypocrisy as well as sheer disrespect for the intelligence of millions of serious-minded Indians who are feeling genuinely concerned about the increasing frequency of "state-connived hooliganism" and the crass indifference of those in power.
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No Anupam Kher, Filmmakers Returning National Awards In Protest Are Not 'Farzi'

Kher, over the past months, has made no bones about which political narrative in the country he endorses. Fair enough. Like is the order of the day, he has also taken to Twitter to air his opinions and critiques. Again, quite fair. So, no content of his Twitter timeline seems particularly unlike him or unbecoming of a personality of his stature -- a steady stream of criticism against the critics of the present government, interpsersed with articles on his new films, on DDLJ and his TV shows. Except for what seems like his endorsement of dismissive, disrespectful and trifling hashtags like #YoAwardeesSoFar
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No Anupam Kher, Filmmakers Returning National Awards In Protest Are Not 'Farzi'

Kher, over the past months, has made no bones about which political narrative in the country he endorses. Fair enough. Like is the order of the day, he has also taken to Twitter to air his opinions and critiques. Again, quite fair. So, no content of his Twitter timeline seems particularly unlike him or unbecoming of a personality of his stature -- a steady stream of criticism against the critics of the present government, interpsersed with articles on his new films, on DDLJ and his TV shows. Except for what seems like his endorsement of dismissive, disrespectful and trifling hashtags like #YoAwardeesSoFar