Mukesh Khanna, famend for portraying Shaktimaan within the present with the identical title and Bhishma in B. R. Chopra’s Mahabharat, has lashed out at Naseeruddin Shah for his prejudiced assertions. Shah just lately alleged that it’s at present common to hate Muslims and even educated folks despise them. Mukesh Khanna responded to the assertion by recounting all of the love jihad incidences and questioned how Muslims are endangered within the nation.
He used his YouTube channel ‘Bhishma International’ to debate the rising bigotry of the ‘A Wednesday’ actor. He remarked that on the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), the Naseeruddin Shah was a classmate of his. However, when he sees and hears him now, he’s somewhat stupefied. He used to assume that there isn’t any caste or faith unique to artists as a result of they play all types of roles, however he’s shocked to watch Naseeruddin Shah transitioning from a proficient actor to a zealot right now.
“I came to know after seeing Naseeruddin Shah that a great actor can say such a cheap and childish thing. It is said that Muslims are not safe in India. Sakshi, Shraddha, Ankita incident, apart from vandalism in Kanpur Hanuman temple, even after the gruesome incident of the beheading of a tailor in broad daylight, you have the audacity to say that Muslims are not safe in our country,” he wrote whereas sharing the video on his Instagram account.
He added, “If there is anyone unsafe, they are 100 crore Hindus only. You have become a fanatic which does not suit you as an actor. If so, then join the gang promoting the team of love jihad. You have to think otherwise people have to stop watching your films. May God grant you common sense!”
Naseeruddin Shah has change into notorious for giving controversial statements up to now few years. He frequently glorified Mughals, attacked the incumbent Bharatiya Janata Party authorities and even in contrast the present dispensation to Nazi Germany. “Muslim hating is fashionable these days, even among educated people. It’s what the ruling party has very cleverly tapped into this nerve. We talk about secular this, democracy that, so why are you introducing religion into everything,” he claimed. The veteran actor added that the election fee is a mute spectator and doesn’t cease politicians from exploiting faith as a political software.