Indian wrestler and bollywood actor Late Dara Singh’s son Vindoo has been arrested for his alleged links with IPL spot-fixing bookies. Dara Singh got popular playing Hanuman in Ramayana the mythological Indian TV serial decades back although he was always a known Indian wrestler.His son also got an opportunity to play Hanuman but could not create that magic as of his father’s.
Vindoo’s police custody on the basis of his links with bookies has indicated clearly that the glamour world is as much involved in the wrong way of making money as it is involved in the right way by buying IPL Teams. Twists and turns and bigger names may be expected being involved in the racket. No matter what, IPL is enjoying its share of TRP . After all , negative publicity is also a publicity. Ain’t it?
Actor, Sanjay Dutt surrendered to serve three and a half years in arms case and cricketer,Sreesanth , got arrested for being involved in IPL betting. Soon we may have another T20 tournament inside the prison - Prisoners Premiere League !
Well, reminds of SRK’s(Shah Rukh Khan) last release -”Jab Tak Hai Jaan” where he plays the role of a bomb-diffusing army guy who used to diffuse all bombs unhurt. How will he diffuse the “Bharat Kumar Rs 100 cr court case bomb” ? ;)
While Sanjay Dutt has been cleared of being involved in any terrorist plotting and/or activities related to the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts incident , he has been found guilty of possessing AK 56 rifle in his house and this ammunition belonged to the consignment which was a part of arms and ammunition which was illegally smuggled to India for conducting the bomb blast! Amid, former police commissioner who had investigated the bomb blast says dropping Sanjay Dutt off TADA (on request of Sunil Dutt to the police department and the government to show mercy)charges was department’s biggest mistake.
Sanjay Dutt to serve another three and a half years for possessing illegal arms
Sanjay Dutt was sentenced to serve 5 years for keeping illegal arms and as he has already served 1 and 1/2 years previously , he has to serve another 3 and 1/2 years to complete his sentence. Meanwhile, there are voices which are rising in favour of him sighting he has already suffered a lot since last 20 years . Influential voices from the government, keepers of law,other politicians and Bollywood wanting Sanju Baba to be spared has been rising !
Justice Markandey Katju,Film Director, Mahesh Bhatt,Jaya Bachchan and many big names want Sanju Baba be spared and there are indeed provisions in law which may ease things for ‘Munna Bhai’ of Bollywood !
Well, being his fan, it would be great to see him out of the mess but is it fair to be favouring him just because he is a celebrity ? There are hundreds of cases sited by the media where commoners suffering jail terms are eligible to be excused of serving jail any further !
Well, is he yet not a VIP ? Bollywood actors of his status are generally given VIP treatment throughout the nation. Aren’t they ? Moreover he is the son of a Nawab-Nawab Pataudi and now a Nawab himself by default! ;) . And to add on it happened at Lucknow Airport, of all ? It is a city of Nawabs and Kebabs !! Is that how they treat a Nawab ?
Saif forcefully evicted out of VIP lounge at Lucknow Airport
Look who is talking ? Should Mr Malik rather not sort out his country’s security issues where bomb blasts are a daily business before asking India to give security to Shah Rukh ? And is Hafiz Saeed,a terrorist, also a Pakistani Minister to offer people relocation assistance in Pakistan ?
Well, is it not astonishing to hear Shah Rukh Khan complain ? Is he not the actor who tops the charts of Bollywood Heroes since over a decade now (thanks to his fans ,majority of whom are logically non-Muslims)? Do his fans give a second thought about whom he prays before being his mad fans ? When has he been questioned for being a Muslim , in India(American airport is not in India where he was held) ? And whenever and if ever he has been targeted by political parties for ‘being Muslim’ ,is he the only Bollywood Star who has been targeted for political mileage (publicity stunt)? Even Amitabh Bachchan has been targeted for being a North Indian .
There is no denying that artists have been soft targets for Indian Political Leaders but this is not restricted to any religion or caste. This happened to Salman Rushdie,Ashis Nandy,Deepa Mehta,Tasleema Nasreen, Amitabh and Aamir and so many more. Is he the only one who has been targeted ? Then why making a fuss about it ? Bollywood actors have been respected by the Indian society regardless what religion they follow and what caste they belong to and Shah Rukh Khan himself is one of the biggest example of such respect and love.
Interestingly, the government of the Center or States do not take strict steps against these few hardliners who become the self-proclaimed saviour of religion and take decisions on behalf of the community. Should not art and literature be left out of political and vested interest and an artist or a thinker be allowed to express ? Well, that’s a tricky question to answer when it comes to religion because most of us identify ourselves on the basis of religion , caste and birthplace than as human beings, first .
Vishwaroopam banned in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh