Last Tuesday, Kunal Kamra made news while flying to the Uttar Pradesh capital, filming journalist Arnab Goswami while calling him out for his journalism and calling him a ‘coward’ among other things. The video went viral in no time and what followed next was a big controversy. Indigo, Air India and Spice Jet banned the comedian from flying in their flights until further notice.
Now, filmmaker Anurag Kashyap has said that he will not fly IndiGo till their ban on Kunal is lifted.
The director took an early morning Vistara flight to Kolkata for an event and landed seven hours before the event in the city, instead of taking an afternoon IndiGo that he was earlier booked on.
The filmmaker said, “I was booked on IndiGo by the organisers to come to Dum Dum... 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. The IndiGo flight was on Monday afternoon and the Vistara flight was in the morning. They (the organisers) informed (me) that to fly Vistara, you have to wake up at 4am. I said, ‘I will wake up at 4am, but I will not fly IndiGo’,” Kashyap said. He flew from Mumbai to Kolkata with Vistara on Monday. Earlier, Kunal also took a Vistara flight and updated a photo on social media, “My airport look all thanks to @airvistara following due process... #lovevistara.”