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Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap slams MP Ravi Kishan over his stand on drugs

Mumbai: Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap said that he has a problem with BJP MP and actor Ravi Kishan over his ‘self-righteous’ stand on drug use even when he himself allegedly used to smoke weed.

“We know the problem of drug trafficking and drug addiction is increasing. In this conspiracy, our neighbouring countries are involved… Drugs come to this country via China and Pakistan. Our film industry, too, is affected. The Government should stop this conspiracy of neighbouring countries to destroy our youth,” Ravi Kishan had said in Lok Sabha.

During an interview with renowned journalist Faye D’Souza, Anurag Kashyap who worked with Ravi Kishan in his film Mukkabaaz spoke about why he was irked with the Bhojpuri actor’s stance on the issue.

“Ravi Kishan acted in my last film Mukkabaaz. Ravi Kishan starts his day by saying Jai Shiv Shankar, Jai Bam Bhole. Jai shiv Shambhu For the longest period of his time, he has been somebody who has used weed. It is life. Everybody knows it. The whole world knows. There’s not a single person who doesn’t know that Ravi Kishan does not smoke up. He might have quit now, that he has become a minister, he might have cleaned up. But do you include that (weed) in drugs? I am not judging Ravi, because I have never seen weed as a drug. ‘Abuse’ is not the word. He used to smoke up”, Anurag said.

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