Nandita Das
Indian film actress and director Nandita Das.Creative Commons/Raj Ravi

After facing flak on Twitter for allegedly saying "all men are rapits", Indian film actress-director Nandita Das clarified that she had never made the statement.

The 45-year-old diva, who made her debut in the Indian film industry with the film "Firaaq" – a film based on 2002 Gujarat riots, was criticised on Thursday after a photo of her's with the remark "every man is a potential rapist" surfaced on Twitter.

After scores of people condemned her on Twitter with hashtag #NanditaDasQuotes, Das came out in her defense and clarified that she never generalised men.

While twitterati were busy criticising Das, there were a few who came out in her support.

"@nanditadas Those of us who've followed your work know that you wouldn't say something like that," tweeted Chintan Girish Modi in response to Das' tweet.

Soon after the picture surfaced on Twitter, the hashtag became a trend which was also used to mock at others such as AAP, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi and PM Narendra Modi.