Questioning the religious tolerance of India,actor and film-maker Kamal Haasan made an emotional statement willing to look for another country if he does not find any secular place in India. Kamal Haasan’s latest 100 crore budgeted film ‘Vishwaroopam‘ has suffered a set back after being opposed by few minority hardliner groups complaining the movie shows Islam in poor light.
In an interview with Outlook Turning Point magazine ,King Khan aka Shah Rukh Khan has created a controversy by stating that his ‘being Muslim’ ,post 9/11, has made him a target of few political leaders and that rallies have been held in the past where he has been asked to leave his home and return to his original homeland, indicating Pakistan.He also mentioned such issues forced him to make the movie ‘My Name Is Khan(and I’m not a terrorist)’.
The controversy fueled up when Pakistan’s,Interior Minister,Rehman Malik stated that India should give security to Shah Rukh Khan while, Hafiz Saeed,India’s most wanted terrorist for Mumbai 2008 terror attack , stated Shah Rukh Khan can very well come and live in Pakistan and that he would make all the arrangements .
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.
The newly appointed President of the opposition party BJP, Rajnath Singh, started his office with the protest against Union Home Minister,Sushil Kumar Shinde,who has created a controversy by stating that BJP and RSS camps are backing ‘Hindu Terror’.While,BJP has got enough reasons to demand apologies from Sonia Gandhi and PM Manmohan Singh for Sushil Kumar Shinde’s statement,BJP also demanded immediate sacking of Shinde else battle be continued in the Parliament !
While, External Affairs Minister , Salman Khurshid and Digvijay Singh of Congress seem busy defending Union Home Minister,Sushil Kumar Shinde’s statement that training camps of BJP and RSS are promoting hindu terrorism and justify his statements,the biggest terror in India and for the common man of India (Aam Aadmi) is continuous price-hike.The bomb of price rise in petrol and diesel has been quite frequent and has automatically raised prices of basic necessities of living.To add on, the LPG cylinder numbers are capped( for subsidized rate benefits) and now the Railway Ticket Fares are also raised.
Well,more than the ‘Islam’ and ‘Saffron’ promoted terrorism it is the regular Price Hike terrorism which is slowly yet steadily killing us, the ‘Aam Aadmi’.All thanks to the UPA II camp which is backing the price-hike terror in India . 🙁