‘I Am Back’: Kashyap, An Hour After He Could ‘Only Read & Retweet’

“So now I can only tweets on Twitter and retweet them,” Kashyap had posted on Instagram.

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Anurag Kashyap.

In less than a week’s time, filmmaker Anurag Kashyap had a second run-in with his Twitter account on Friday, 27 December, after he said he could only “read and retweet” on the social media platform.

“So now I can only tweets on Twitter and retweet them. Can’t speak my mind,” he said on Instagram.

He also used the Instagram post to change his display picture on Twitter.

Within an hour though, Kashyap tweeted saying ‘he was back’ on the platform and was sporting a new display picture.

This is the second controversy that has emerged since Kashyap returned to Twitter in the wake of the violence against students in Jamia Millia Islamia University.

He had marked his return on 16 December, calling the government ‘fascist’ and that he cannot stay silent any longer.

Earlier on 21 December, Kashyap had tweeted about a drastic drop in his followers, following which a number of users tweeted suggesting they weren’t following the director anymore.

Kashyap said his followers had reduced to 76,300 from around 5 lakh.

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