Veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah often lands into trouble for passing controversial remarks in the public domain. The actor is once again receiving backlash online after he called Mughals refugees in a recent interview. In a video, which is now circulating online, Naseeruddin Shah claimed that Mughals came to India to make it their homeland. He also added that Mughals are the ones who have left lasting monuments in the country. This statement has not gone down well with several netizens who are trolling the veteran actor on social media.
In an interview with Karan Thapar of The Wire, the veteran actor said, “The so-called atrocities of the Mughals are being highlighted all the time. We forget that the Mughals are people who have contributed to the country. They are people who have left lasting monuments in the country, who have left the tradition of dancing, music, painting, literature. Mughals came here to make this their homeland. You can call them refugees if you like..” However, the clip omitted these few lines he said about the real marauders, “No one talks about Taimur, no one talks about Mahmud of Ghazni. No one talks about Nadir Shah. I don’t think these people are conversant with that history. Those were the marauders who came, looted and left.
Here is the viral clip:
After Naseeruddin Shah made this remark, the actor is being brutally trolled on social media. While one netizen said, “Why this relentless obsession with invaders? A new low – ‘Mughals are refugees’…(sic).” Another wrote, “He has lost his senses, need not take him seriously. Our country is filled with thankless people & he is one of them. #naseeruddinshah #senseless (sic).”
Here’s how netizens reacted to Naseeruddin Shah’s comment:
Naseeruddin Shah had created an uproar on social media a few months ago as well, when he expressed his displeasure
over the euphoria among a section of Indian Muslims over the Taliban’s capture of power in Afghanistan. He
shared a strong message for the Indian Muslims who are “celebrating” the return of the Taliban in Afghanistan. In
a video clip recorded in Urdu, Shah criticised those who have welcomed the revival of Taliban rule in Afghanistan.
“Though the return of Taliban in Afghanistan is a cause of concern for the whole world, the celebration of the
barbarians by a section of Indian Muslims is no less dangerous,” he said.
On the professional front, Naseeruddin Shah is all set to woo the audience with his performance in the new film ‘Rannchhod’. Written and directed by Rahul S Karjani, ‘Rannchhod’ is touted as an adventure drama. As per a statement, the film traces the journey of a young and talented man with great ambitions who embarks on an emotional yet tumultuous journey to save his family from financial debt.