National award-winning film editor and writer Apurva Asrani has slammed filmmaker Hansal Mehta for “seeking mileage” from producer Kamal Jain’s illness.
Jain, producer of Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, has been hospitalized for throat and chest infection.
On Sunday, Mehta posted about Jain’s health saying: “Sad news. I completely empathise with him and the possible cause of his condition. Prayers.”
To which, Asrani responded: “Precious – coming from someone who sent his closest collaborator to the gallows to gain the favour of the so called ’cause’. No apology, no empathy when your friend had a breakdown and was in the hospital? Please don’t seek mileage from the man’s illness now. Let him recover in peace.”
Asrani and Mehta have been at loggerheads since Asrani wrote a post on social media calling the filmmaker “spineless”.
He wrote the post as he was unhappy with actress Kangana Ranaut for claiming that she had co-written the script of 2017 film Simran, directed by Mehta. Asrani said he was not offended by the credits but felt “betrayed” by the actress.
Asrani also wished a speedy recovery for Jain. “My prayers are with Kamal Jain,” he tweeted.