Words of condemnation dominated conversations on Twitter after veteran actor and filmmaker Amol Palekar was constantly interrupted and was abruptly asked to abstain from expressing criticism of India’s Union Ministry of Culture at an exhibition held at National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) in Mumbai on Friday, 8 February.
Keeping Palekar’s contribution in perspective, several spoke out against the treatment meted out to the veteran actor and expressed their shock at having to watch a video where he was treated with disrespect.
‘An Act of Intolerance’
One of the several who expressed shock at the incident mentioned that asking Palekar to not rue the loss of independence in art at NGMA is “an act of intolerance”.
Independent journalist and # MeToo activist questioned if this is how a man of Palekar’s stature should be treated.