Anurag Kashyap avoids IndiGo flight to support Kunal Kamra
New Delhi : Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap is known for not liking the BJP ideas of running the nation and has been quite vocal about it.
On Monday, he requested an event organizer to cancel his ticket from the IndiGo Airlines to show solidarity with Mumbai-based comedian Kunal Kamra, who has been banned on the airline for six months for allegedly heckling Arnab Goswami.
"No IndiGo...on Vistara...in solidarity with Kunal Kamra," Anurag Kashyap tweeted on Monday morning.
Anurag Kashyap had to travel to Kolkata for an event. On landing at the Kolkata airport, he explained his action in an interview to The Telegraph.
"I was booked on IndiGo by the organisers. After Kamra was banned, I told the organisers I will not fly IndiGo. I told them I will not fly this airline because I thought the ban was very unreasonable. My thing is: there is nothing I can do about it. It does not make much of a difference. But as I wanted to register my dissent, I thought that I would not fly IndiGo. I want to fly Vistara," he said, adding he had to wake up at 4 am to board the Vistara flight.
Last week, an IndiGo pilot had also criticized the ban imposed on Kunal Kamra and had written a letter to the officials.
Meanwhile, Kunal Kamra has sued the airlines for Rs 25 lakh, saying the ban "caused mental pain and agony".