Actor Mukesh Khanna, best known for his portrayal of Shaktimaan and Bhishma Pitamah in B. R. Chopra’s ‘Mahabharat’, took to his Instagram handle to hit out at Saif Ali Khan over his recent comment on Ravana.
In one of the interviews, Saif, who will play Ravana in ‘Adipurush’, had said that the film will not only humanises the mythological character but will also try to justify his motives in the abduction of Sita. His comment didn’t go down well with some section of society and looking at that, the actor issued an apology.
However, Mukesh Khanna is in no mood to forget his words.
He shared a video on his official Instagram handle in which he stated that, “Filmmakers are still using movies to attack our religion.”
“…Famous artist Saif Ali Khan has made an objectionable disclosure in an interview. He said that it will be very interesting for him to play the character of Lankesh Ravana in the movie AdiPurush. In it, Ravana is shown not to be evil but human and entertaining. We will make him kind. In that, Sita-haran will be justified.”
“Do not know why Saif feels that it will be so easy…They do not know that they are playing with the faith of crores of Indians in the country, or that they know it and are still deliberately saying these things. Or should I call it the audacity of the director-producer who calls himself an intellectual, who still has a desire to make such films?
“Try playing such game with characters from other religions. Show the evil as good and the good as evil. They will beat you up…” he said.
Speaking further, he wrote, “Now the breaking news is that Saif has written an apology for his statement. Wow! The British have made a beautiful word, ‘sorry’. Shoot the arrow, throw the bomb, punch someone, and then say sorry. But we do not approve. Why did you not think before speaking?,” he added.
Directed by Om Raut, the film will also see Prabhas playing Lord Ram.