Randeep Hooda is ‘distorting history’ for Sangh Parivar: says Netaji’s party on Swatantra Veer Savarkar movie
Randeep Hooda is acting in and as VD Savarkar in his directorial debut, Swatantra Veer Savarkar.
Randeep Hooda has been accused of “distorting history" with his directorial debut Swatantra Veer Savarkar. All India Forward Bloc (AIFB), founded by Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, has issued a statement that slams the teaser of the upcoming biographical film on VD Savarkar for factual inaccuracy.
While Savarkar advocated for Hindutva and a Hindu state, Netaji emphatically expressed his belief in the separation of religion and politics. He emphasised that religion should be a personal matter while politics should be guided by economic, political and scientific principles - the statement adds.
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“Netaji and Savarkar were extremely inimical to each other. While Netaji stood for secularism. Savarkar was a propagandist of religious fundamentalism," says the AIFB statement.
Gandhi comment in Swatantra Veer Savarkar teaser
The Swatantra Veer Savarkar teaser is under fire for other things as well. A voice over, apparently by Savarkar’s character played by Randeep Hooda, says in the teaser, “Gandhiji was not bad. But, if hadn’t stood firm on his non-violence ideology, India would have been a free country 35 years earlier."
As per the statement, India would have been independent in 1912 if Mahatma Gandhi hadn’t insisted on non-violence. Many people have pointed out the factual inaccuracy of the statement as Gandhi returned from South Africa to India only in 1915.
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