Actor Naseeruddin Shah said in an interview said that The Kashmir Files movie, directed by Vivek Agnihotri is an “almost fictionalized version” of the suffering of the Kashmiri Hindus.
Naseeruddin Shah on Kashmiri Hindus
Bollywood celebrity Naseeruddin Shah is the latest personality who got talking about The Kashmir Files movie, directed by Vivek Agnihotri. He criticized the controversial film by calling it an “almost fictionalized version” of the suffering of the Kashmiri Hindus. The government is promoting it instead of ensuring security and rehabilitation for the community, Shah said. “You talk about genocide and you get a slap on the wrist. There are double standards working here,” he said in his latest interview.
In an interview with NDTV, Shah appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to step in and stop the ‘poison of hatred’ from spreading. His statements come at a time several Muslim nations raised the issue of the objectionable comments made by former BJP spokespersons on the Prophet Muhammad. The party took action against both Nupur Sharma and Naveen Jindal, while the government distanced itself from those comments by calling them ‘fringe elements.
#NoSpin | "What the Indian government did was too little, too late," says Actor Naseeruddin Shah on suspended BJP Spokesperson Nupur Sharma's comments on #ProphetMuhammad.#NDTVExclusive pic.twitter.com/AKUsGEtNq6
— NDTV (@ndtv) June 8, 2022
Three Khans of Bollywood
Shah also commented on why the three Khans of Bollywood maintain silence on political affairs. He said, “I cannot speak for them. I am not in the position they are in. I feel they think they would be risking too much. But then, I don’t know how they explain it to their own conscience about it. But I think they are in a position where they have too much to lose.”
“What happened to Shah Rukh Khan and the dignity with which he faced it was admirable. It was nothing but a witch-hunt. He has kept his mouth shut. All he did was support Trinamool and applaud Mamata Banerjee. Sonu Sood gets raided. Anyone who makes any statement gets a response. Maybe I am next. I don’t know. (laughs) Though they won’t find anything”, he said.
"what happened to shah rukh khan (aryan case) and the dignity with which he faced it is admirable, because it was nothing but a witch hunt" – naseeruddin shah pic.twitter.com/Jj3T8brxGF
— αdil (@ixadilx) June 8, 2022
Taking a dig at Shah, Vivek Agnihotri said he agreed with Naseeruddin Shah that those who talk about Hindu genocide in India get abused. “I agree with this. You are indeed abused and penalized for talking about Kashmiri Hindu Genocide in your own country (sic),” Agnihotri tweeted.
I agree with this.
You are indeed abused and penalised for talking about Kashmiri Hindu Genocide in your own country. pic.twitter.com/sU4lePOfe0
— Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri (@vivekagnihotri) June 8, 2022
Bigot #NaseeruddinShah just look pic.twitter.com/CREzwCVOmG
— 𝕭𝖎𝖏𝖚 (@rightistguy) June 9, 2022
Naseeruddin Shah: Never disrespect Hindu beliefs.
My challange: Name a muslim who respects any other religion other than his. pic.twitter.com/HhewrTdwLB
— vi (@oyevivekk) June 9, 2022
#NaseeruddinShah Ji, did any Hindu given death threat to this idiot like Nupur ji is getting threats?#HinduRashtra
Hinduism@narendramodi #StopTargetingIndianMuslims#India #ProphetMuhammad #QatarExposed pic.twitter.com/Bus45Lit0z
— Saam (@Saamchudry) June 10, 2022
Hello @ndtv , Please send this clip to Naseeruddin Shah. https://t.co/KYL7B6ciY1
— Superstar Raj 🇮🇳 (@NagpurKaRajini) June 9, 2022
The only difference between Hafiz Saeed and Naseeruddin Shah is that Hafiz Saeed doesn't hide his hate for India.
— Varun Kumar Rana (@VarunKrRana) June 9, 2022
Why was Naseeruddin Shah Silent when the entire gang of Islamic fundamentalists were making a mockery of Hindu gods . ?
Did he appeal to PM when M.F.Hussain also abused Hindu gods. ?
This is called hypocrisy . https://t.co/0Yrt0QGprm via @eTimes
— Ashoke Pandit (@ashokepandit) June 9, 2022
Why don’t Naseeruddin Shah shift to Pakistan?!
— Shashank Shekhar Jha (@shashank_ssj) June 9, 2022