Sinha, who has garnered a lot of fame and adulation directing ‘Mulk’, ‘Article 15’ and ‘Thappad’ in recent years, is known for his straightforward posts on social media. Never one to shy from even getting abusive occasionally, the filmmaker has not minced words to declare that he his calling it quits.
“ENOUGH!!! I hereby resign from Bollywood. Whatever the fu*k that means,” he wrote on his verified Twitter handle.
Filmmaker Sudhir Mishra tweeted a reply: “What’s Bollywood? I came 2be part of Cinema inspired by Satyajit Ray, Raj Kapoor, Guru Dutt, Ritwick Ghatak, Bimal Roy, Mrinal Sen, Hrishikesh Mukherjee, K Asif, Vijay Anand, Javed Akhtar, Tapan Sinha, Gulzar, Shekhar Kapur, Ketan Mehta, Bharatan n Aravindan etc. That’s where I’ll always be.”
Filmmaker Hansal Mehta responded: “”Chhor diya (left it) It never existed in the first place.”
Most fans urged Sinha to continue filmmaking, even if it meant from outside Bollywood.