Naseeruddin Shah reveals filmmakers are being encouraged to make ‘pro-government films’, says most films today have a jingoistic agenda | Hindi Movie News
In a recent interview with a news portal, Naseeruddin Shah stated that while he has not observed any outright fanaticism in the film industry, he was advised to change his name when he started. The actor also added that he has no way of knowing if his decision worked in his favor or not.
Digging deeper, the veteran actor added that many filmmakers are being encouraged to make pro-government films. According to him, they too are being financed and also promised a fine if they make films that are propaganda.
Naseeruddin Shah also went on to say that the kind of big-budget movies being made today cannot disguise the jingoistic agenda.
The actor was all over the news recently after he made a statement about those celebrating the Talibanreturn to power in Afghanistan. Speaking of the same, he added that using the word ‘celebrate’ was perhaps inappropriate.
In a video message recently, Naseeruddin was heard saying: “It is scary when you see a section of Indian Muslims celebrating the return of the Taliban to power in Afghanistan. Indian Muslims should decide if they want reform and modernity or if they want to follow medieval belief systems and values. ”
Naseeruddin Shah has been a part of the Indian film industry for almost five decades. He has had movies like ‘Nishant’, ‘Aakrosh’, ‘Mirch Masala’, ‘Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyon Ata Hai’, ‘Junoon’, ‘A Wednesday‘,’ Mandi ‘,’ Ardh Satya ‘,’ Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro ‘and many others to his credit.
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