The Indian film industry is divided after actor Payal Ghosh’s #MeToo allegations against director Anurag Kashyap. Like many other B-town celebs, Babil Khan, son of late actor Irrfan Khan came in support of Kashyap.
In a statement released on social media, Babil wrote that the filmmaker has inspired equality in the industry.
However, he was slammed online for supporting Anurag. Someone also commented that his father Irrfan Khan will be ashamed of him for ‘brushing aside a woman’s allegations of outraging modesty without knowing the facts.’
But Babil was quick to acknowledge the surging hatred towards him on social media and responded.
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U know what, I have felt a sense of liberation from your hate because I realised, you really don’t have anything to do but hate and form a quick judgemental opinion about an actual human being . So really man, I have truly lost respect for people that claim they know my father, or hahahaha know my father better than me like “oh your father would be so ashamed of you” , Boi or girl shut you mouth, me and baba were the bestest friends don’t try to teach me what my father would have done, don’t jump on a band wagon just cause you can without knowing his true beliefs. If you’re a Irrfan Khan fan, come prove it me, show me his fascinations with Tarkovsky and Bergmann and then we shall probably start a conversation of how much you think you know my father. He was beyond you my friend.
Sharing multiple pictures of his father, Babil wrote:
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