Ahmed Khan explains his Thappad remark to Anubhav Sinha
Baaghi 3 director Ahmed Khan didnt know what he was getting into when he told a section of the media that he didnt understand the concept behind the one-slap divorce in Anubhav Sinhas Thappad.The casual remark was reported everywhere. Much to the embarrassment of Ahmed who had to call Anubhav Sinha and explain he meant no disrespect to his film. I havent seen Thappad.Ive been busy making my own film. So when I was asked about Thappad I should have just said I cant comment. Instead I wondered aloud how a marriage can break up for one slap. It is something I cant understand. Because I cant dream of slapping my wife, or anyone for that matter. Its like if I asked you about Sumo wrestling, would you be able to reply? No? You wont even try to reply. Thats what I shouldve done when asked about Thappad , says Ahmed with much embarrassment. He admits he spoke to Anubhav. Anubhav and I go back a long way. Weve been friends from the time he made those commercial entertainers like Cash and Tum Bin. I loved those films. Now hes making films that are life-changing. Ive the highest admiration for him. I rang him up and told him it was a misunderstanding. He laughed and laughed. Much to Ahmeds chagrin even the Thappad leading lady Taapsee Pannu was asked to react to Ahmeds remark. This is nothing but an attempt to make news out of nothing. Baat ka batangar banana, rues Ahmed. Ahmed has a request for media persons at press meets. Please dont embarrass us by asking about things that have nothing to with our film.