Filmmaker and scandal 1992 director Hansal Mehta has reacted to the news via a Twitter post after the Indian government’s recent statement that Kovid-19 vaccine recipients ‘need’ and ‘do not want’.
Sharing a picture of his 25-year-old son Pallav, who suffers from Down syndrome, Hansal Mehta tweeted, “My son Pallav is 25 years old. He has Down’s syndrome. He suffered from a fatal respiratory failure a few years ago. Does he want a vaccine or does he need it? “
My son Pallava is 25 years old. He has Down’s syndrome. He suffered from a fatal respiratory failure a few years ago. Does he want a vaccine or does he need it? pic.twitter.com/zG5wuIa2t1
– Hansal Mehta (@mehtahansal) 7 April, 2021
While many of the director’s Twitter followers blessed Pallava, one suggested that Mehta should consult a doctor about the vaccine dose. Another user wrote, “Make sure it closes.” While yet another is mentioned, “# vaccination requires 4 hours.”
Earlier in the day, Hansal reported that it was announced that The Film Certification Appellate Tribunal has been abolished, Meaning that if a problem arises, the manufacturers will have to consult the High Court directly. Lamenting the decision made by the government, Hansal thought of the need to take such a step at this time. Do the High Courts have a lot of time to resolve the film certification complaints? How many filmmakers will have the means to approach the courts? The FCAT exemption seems arbitrary and certainly restrictive. Why is this an unfortunate time? Why take this decision? Read their full post.
On the work front, Hansal Mehta last named the very successful SonyLIV web series called Schem 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story. Prateek Gandhi wrote an essay on the titular role.