Mumbai: Bollywood director Anurag Kashyap has decided not to board any IndiGo flight till the airlines lifts the ban on standup comedian Kunal Kamra. The Gangs of Wasseypur director took to his Twitter account to post a photograph of flying with Vistara at the airport.
In fact, after Kamra was banned from flying on the four airlines, Vistara came out in support of the comedian. Kashyap took an early morning flight to Kolkata to avoid flying with IndiGo. The Manmarziyaan filmmaker was in the City of Joy to attend a film festival. The organisers had booked Kashyap on an IndiGo flight. But Kashyap woke up at 4 am and took a Vistara flight.
— Anurag Kashyap (@anuragkashyap72) February 3, 2020
“I took the decision because of the way the things happened. The thing is: one minister says Kunal Kamra won’t be allowed to fly Air India and requests other airlines to follow suit. Airlines are trying to appease the government. Imagine, the government is being the bully and everybody is so afraid of the government, (they are) trying to appease him. Without any official order, without any investigation, they declare a ban on this man. They have not bothered to speak to the pilots. This is arrogance. This is bullying by this government. I will not fly the four airlines till Kunal Kamra is allowed to fly.”