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Kapur, Kunder take a potshot at SC's order on National Anthem

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Director Shekhar Kapur and Shirish Kunder took a dig at the Supreme Court's order on making compulsory to playg National Anthem in cinema halls across the nation before the screening of a movie.

Kapur, 70, said the apex should also make it mandatory for the politicians to sing National Anthem in before starting each session.

"Hope Supreme orders Indian to sing our Nation Anthem before each session. Often its drama too is movie like #nationalanthem."

Later in another tweet, Kapur posted, "Ask #SupremeCourt to order Indian #to sing National Anthem before each session #NationalAnthem #Parliament2singNationalAnthem."

While, Kunder, 43, took a jibe by saying National Anthem must be made compulsory at all places of leisure activities, including restaurants.

"This is just half the order. What's the punishment if someone doesn't stand for the National Anthem? Shoot-at-sight? Lynch? Jail? Hanging?

"Why just theatres? National Anthem must be made compulsory at all places of leisure activities. Even at restaurants before beginning to eat," he tweeted.

On the other hand, director Ashoke Pandit welcomed the decision by tweeting, "A welcome judgement. #Respects."

The Supreme today made it mandatory for cinema halls across the nation to play the National Anthem before screening of a movie and the audience must stand and show respect.

The apex court also said that "love and respect for the motherland is reflected when one shows respect to the National Anthem as well as to the National Flag.

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First Published: Wed, November 30 2016. 19:58 IST