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Business News/ News / India/  BJP MP Manoj Tiwari slams Naseeruddin Shah for ‘dangerous trend’ remarks on 'The Kerala Story'
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BJP MP Manoj Tiwari slams Naseeruddin Shah for ‘dangerous trend’ remarks on 'The Kerala Story'

Manoj Tiwari was responding to the Naseeruddin Shah's comment on the success of 'The Kerala Story' and the actor called it a ‘dangerous trend’

Manoj Tiwari said that the intent of Naseeruddin Shah is not right and the way he is identifying himself is not good as an IndianPremium
Manoj Tiwari said that the intent of Naseeruddin Shah is not right and the way he is identifying himself is not good as an Indian

BJP MP Manoj Tiwari slammed veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah for criticizing the film ‘The Kerala Story.’ The BJP leader, who also worked as an actor in the past said Naseeruddin Shah may be a good actor, but his 'intent is not right.' Manoj Tiwari was responding to the Naseeruddin Shah's comment on the success of 'The Kerala Story' and the actor called it a ‘dangerous trend.’

Manoj Tiwari said that the intent of Naseeruddin Shah is not right and the way he is identifying himself is not good as an Indian.

"He is a good actor but Naseeruddin ki niyat achi nahi hai (his intent is not right). I say this with a heavy heart. When films were made that showed a guy sitting at a shop and passing remarks about a woman, Naseer Sahab (Naseeruddin) had nothing to say. It is very easy to talk. The way he has identified himself, it is not good as an Indian and as a human being," BJP MP Manoj Tiwari said on the news platform Aaj Tak.

Earlier during an interview with India Today, Naseeruddin Shah said that people are not watching worthwhile films like Bheed, Afwaah, and Faraaz, but flocking to see The Kerala Story.

"Worthwhile films like Bheed, Afwaah, Faraaz, all three collapsed. Nobody went to see them, but people are flocking to see The Kerala Story, which I have not seen, and I don’t intend to see it as I have read enough about it."

“On one hand, it is a dangerous trend, no doubt. We seem to be heading the way of Nazi Germany where, in Hitler’s time, the filmmakers were co-opted, attempted to be co-opted, by the supreme leader to make films praising him and what he has done for the countrymen, and running down the Jewish community," the veteran actor added.

'The Kerala Story' is in the headlines since the release of its trailer which claimed that 32,000 women from Kerala were forced to convert to Islam and were allegedly made to join the terror group ISIS. Later, after the intervention of the judiciary, the number was changed to 3.

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Published: 03 Jun 2023, 02:08 AM IST
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