Director Kabir Khan is one of those personalities who is always frank on his opinions and seeks no hesitation in unveiling his thoughts on certain matters. Recently in an interview Kabir Khan opened up on his views regarding muslim rulers and he states that demonising them upsets him and actually they were the real nation builders claims Kabir.He also said Mughals are always villified with a popular narrative that we are learning since childhood about the atrocities they caused but there is always an alternative side for those actions. Owing to his remarks Twitterati started calling him a ‘Talibani’.
Kabir Biased For Mughals
Expressing love and respect for Islamic invaders, film director Kabir Khan revealed narrated-“I find it hugely problematic and disturbing because what really makes me upset is that it’s being done just to go with the popular narrative. If you want to demonize the Mughals, please base it on some research and make us understand why they were the villains that you think they were.”
He also added that;“If you do some research and read history, it’s very tough to understand why they have to be villainized. I think they were the original nation-builders and to write them off and say they murdered people? Please point out the historical evidence. Please have an open debate, just don’t go with the narrative that you think will be popular.”
Kabir later declared that he won’t compromise with his ideologies and spoke about how wrong politics can influence the masses as mainstream movies have a great influence over people.Kabir Khan is one of the prominent directors of movies like Bajrangi Bhaijan and New York and his father Rasheeduddin Khan was a nephew of former President Dr Zakir Hussain.
Twitter Fumes On These Statements
But this is my token of respect for Mughals and Mughal supporters
— Arya¹⁸⁰⁸🇮🇳 (@AryaBhat14) August 25, 2021
— Syed Zuber (@SyedZub58605455) August 25, 2021
— Jhonty Virat Tendulkar (@JhontyVirat) August 25, 2021
If invading a country , Demolishing thousands of temple , killing millions N Enslaving Crores is not Demonic act, then it is obvious it has to be a surname " khan " … Isn't it Mr. #KabirKhan pic.twitter.com/UkcQIiP6cM
— Indic Spectrum (@IndicSpectrum) August 26, 2021
Mughals DID NOT introduce caste or untouchability to India.
Manusmriti is much older than Mughal rule.
Caste and untouchability did exist in India long before any invasion.
So caste and untouchability are originally Hindu.
— Devdutt Pattanaik (@devduttmyth) August 26, 2021
Those who are calling Mughals as Nation Builder they need to do lots of introspection
How a Nation Builder can do this
You don't build Nation by such acts😡
Babar has been condemned by Dhan Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji in His Gurbaani
And how mortal can argue on veracity of His Words🙏 pic.twitter.com/J3kEoNcWnS
— Author Tarun Deep Singh सरदार तरुण दीप सिंघ 🇮🇳 (@ATdsingh) August 25, 2021
#Mughals were greatest nation builders!!!
Bas kar Kabir, rulayega kya? 😁😂🤣
I could be blazingly angry remembering millions killed by loving nation builders' swords. But, then Kabir would label Hindus as bigots. 😑 pic.twitter.com/9PYzdjY7xf
— Ratan Sharda 🇮🇳 रतन शारदा (@RatanSharda55) August 25, 2021
Here is another reference to Hing in "Sushtrut Samhita Sutrasthan Ch 46" written thousands of years before Mughals.
Next probably they will credit Mughals for introducing construction technology because they used to erect pillars of cut-heads pic.twitter.com/mRVot3U7nA
— Gems Of Itihas (@GemsOfItihas) August 25, 2021
Since everyone from senior news editors to film directors are crediting the Mughals, I thought I might as well put this argument to an end. Once and for all. pic.twitter.com/NqAShDM68N
— Indic History (@IndicHistory) August 25, 2021
Mughals only beheaded people, destroyed temples, but they never abused people on twitter, atleast they weren’t trolls like fascist Sanghis.
I feel very hurt when this fact is not shown in Bollywood films. #Mughals
— Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri (@vivekagnihotri) August 26, 2021
Currently, world is witnessing the cruelties and destructive ideology of Taliban.
As you know that Mughals were also Afghans and both Taliban and Mughals have same DNA.
Now you cam imagine how cruel Mughals would be. And how our ancestors survived from this cruelty pic.twitter.com/hdXoZqvvCR
— Praveen Kumar (@RigidDemocracy) August 25, 2021
It is still not at all a convincing statement that how did Khan conclude that Mughals were the “original nation builders”, because India was a rich and vibrant civilisation long before the Mughals came to loot.