How Anurag Kashyap took journalists and online writers for a ride and had the last laugh

If you wish to game the media watch and learn from Anurag KashyapBy Mayank.hc (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Flix Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 19:32

Aamir Khan comes a close second in gaming the media, but Anurag Kashyap could easily be crowned the bossman of the game. When Aamir wants to manipulate the media for free airtime, there is too much emotional drama and tears flowing out. Kashyap has fun, and it’s amusing to sit back and watch.

On Monday, Kashyap put out two pictures on his Instagram feed on which he looked visibly injured with a plaster to his eye, and said this is what happens when you get into a fight with a wrestler.


Now they put a plaster, this is what happens when you get into a brawl with a MMA fighter.

A photo posted by Anurag Kashyap (@anuragkashyap10) on

And then the media went bonkers, as expected. Several media outlets, from NDTV to Pinkvilla reported as to how Anurag now has a black eye thanks to a dramatic wrestle with a trained sportsman.




The problem was, it wasn’t true, or so Anurag says now. He tweeted today as to how a picture with a random line became news without checking, that he prove a point and won the bet. We just got gamed real bad.  

But here is the deal, we never learn. Anurag just generated more hits for all the websites, grabbed more eyeballs for the TV screens. If his fake news was news, his real news is also news. So here is how the web looks now.  

Come to think of it, what if he indeed had got it hit by a wrestler and was kidding with us now? Did we verify if he was speaking the truth now? 

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