Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap at the trailer launch event of Taapsee Pannu starrer Game Over faced an unexpected situation when photographers present at the event refused to click his pictures. Actually, paparazzi were upset with the filmmaker after he blasted at them once for clicking him outside doctor's clinic. In a video which surfaced online earlier this month, Kashyap was seen slamming photographers, "Don't you have work in your life? Is this a job?"
Lashing out at paps, Anurag asked, ''Tum log yaha doctor ke yaha kyun khade ho. Kya kaam nai hai tumlog ke life mein.'' When one of the photographers replied that this is a part of their job, Anurag said, "Tumlog jaakar sheeshe mein shakal dekho apni...koi dhang ka kaam nahi hai life mein? log kahi bhi jaa rahe hain, unka photo khinch rahe hain. Ek baar baithke socho aur pucho apne aap se.''
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When questioned about the incident, Kashyap said he doesn't like invasion of his privacy. The filmmaker told reporters, "I didn't say 'go and look at your face' I said just look... you were standing at someone's private property and clicking random pictures." When pointed out that there are PR machineries who send tip-offs to photographers for when and where a celebrity would be spotted, the Manmarziyaan director said he doesn't have "such a machinery."
"I feel it's an invasion of privacy when I'm doing some personal work and someone is clicking me. I often even refuse selfies in such moments." When further asked if he feels he said the right thing, Kashyap said, "I say what I feel is right."
On a related note, Taapsee Pannu's thriller Game Over, which is scheduled to release on June 14 is a trilingual project. The Hindi version will be presented by Kashyap.