This Article is From Nov 04, 2015

After 'SRK Pakistani Agent' Comment, Angry Response From Aparna Sen

After 'SRK Pakistani Agent' Comment, Angry Response From Aparna Sen

A file photo of Aparna Sen.

Kolkata: Filmmaker Aparna Sen lashed out against Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Sadhvi Prachi's comments on Shah Rukh Khan on November 3 and called for legal action against her.

The National Award-winning director tweeted on Tuesday:

The political leader on Tuesday reacted to SRK's comment, who was speaking at a Twitter townhall organized by a media house, and said: "The country is becoming increasingly intolerant. Respect those who returned government awards, but (I) won't return mine." Following which Sadhvi Prachi called him a "Pakistani agent". (Also Read: Shah Rukh Khan: Intolerance is Increasing, But Won't Return Awards)

A host of well-known film fraternity members like Dibakar Banerjee, Anand Patwardhan, Paresh Kamdar and Harishchandra Thorat have returned their awards as a mark of protest against 'growing intolerance' in the country, following recent events like the lynching of a Muslim man in Dadri of Uttar Pradesh over rumours that he had consumed and stored beef, the murder of Kannada rationalist scholar M M Kalburgi and the police raid in Delhi's Kerala House.

However, Ms Sen advocated drafting a joint letter of protest to President Pranab Mukherjee instead of returning awards.

She also wrote: