Anurag plays a prank with his plastered-eye pictures

Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap’s eye injury and brawl with MMA fighter was merely a prank played to prove a point.

The ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ director has on Monday evening posted a couple of pictures of him with his left eye plastered and bandaged. He captioned a picture, “One eyed jack” and wrote, “Now they put a plaster, this is what happens when you get into a brawl with a MMA fighter.”

Anurag did not reveal any other details about the said fight. His post led his fans as well as the media in frenzy as to why and how the ‘Bombay Velvet’ director got into a fight.

As his ‘eye injury’ rapidly became news online, Anurag today took to Twitter and Facebook to explained that the pictures posted were actually a bet to see what all makes news. He wrote on the micro-blogging site that he has won the bet as his post has become news.

“one Instagram picture of prosthetics test for the eye, with a random line, becomes news without crosschecking. point proven, won the bet,” he tweeted.

“So I put up a picture on Instagram yesterday, while doing a prosthetics test for the eye. The picture actually had a plaster over the eye (has anyone ever seen an eye plastered). And i had a bet that our media today makes anything into a news and they do not crosscheck or even use remote intelligence, to detect any truth or lack of it in the race to fill pages. that’s why its easy to create any false stories or rumours about anyone in today’s times. Voila it was carried on many sites as news today about my injured eye in a “fight with a MMA fighter”. and i won the bet,” Anurag wrote on his Facebook wall.